Simon Brownell has been named the brand new Chief Govt Officer of the World Snooker Tour, with impact from July 1st, 2021.
Brownell has been with WST for 11 years, having joined in 2010 as Finance Director and Firm Secretary.
He now replaces Steve Dawson as CEO. Dawson has grow to be Chairman of WST, following the current announcement that Barry Hearn OBE has stepped apart. Hearn stays as President of Matchroom Sport Group of Firms, in an advisory function.
Brownell mentioned: “I’m delighted to take up the place of Chief Govt Officer and I’m excited to play a component in main snooker into a brand new period.
“Now we have loved nice success over the previous decade and grow to be a really world sport, whereas constructing sturdy foundations for the longer term. We’re significantly pleased with the best way that snooker has coped with the challenges posed by the pandemic over the previous yr.
“We’re decided to proceed our progress by exploring all alternatives to create new occasions, deliver snooker to new territories and welcome new broadcasters and sponsors. That is our dedication to our gamers and the various tens of millions of followers around the globe.”