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Appointments

People on the move: LA28, WTA and more

Featured image credit: LA28

Reynold Hoover has been appointed as the new chief executive of the LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games organising committee, replacing Kathy Carter who stepped down in December.

Hoover (pictured) has held leadership positions in the US military and has also held senior civilian roles in the federal government. As chief executive of LA28, he will direct the organising committee’s day-to-day work, reporting to chairperson and president Casey Wasserman.

Hoover begins his role today (Monday). Carter had served as LA28 chief executive since September 2021, after joining the organising committee in October 2018 as chief revenue officer.

Hoover said: “Helping to deliver an Olympic and Paralympic Games on American soil will serve as the capstone of my career in public service. Sport is a powerful convening force, and it is the opportunity of a lifetime to bring the Los Angeles community, the nation and the world together through the Games.

“I look forward to working with LA28’s talented team and the many dedicated community and business partners to help deliver another successful Games in LA.”

The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has named Portia Archer as its new chief executive.

Archer joins the WTA from the NBA, where she served as chief operating officer of the NBA G League. She will begin her new role on July 29.

Archer has previously held senior positions at NBC Sports Group, HBO and the BBC. Her appointment comes after the WTA announced plans to separate the roles of chairman and chief executive, which have been held by Steve Simon. Following Archer’s appointment, Simon will assume the role of executive chairman.

Nevin Truesdale will step down as group chief executive of The Jockey Club, which runs 15 racecourses across the UK, at the end of 2024.

Truesdale, who joined The Jockey Club in 2013, has asked the company’s board of stewards to start the process of finding his successor. He will stay in his position to lead the business in the coming months and manage the transition to his successor.

Inter Milan has approved the appointment of Giuseppe Marotta as the new president of the Serie A club.

The appointment comes after US investment fund Oaktree Capital Management last month secured control of Inter after the club’s holding company failed to repay a loan of around €395m (£334m/$425m).

Marotta had already been serving as chief executive of Inter’s sporting operations. He will replace Steven Zhang as club president.

Northamptonshire County Cricket Club has announced that Gary Hoffman will take over from Gavin Warren as chair of the club from October 1.

Hoffman, who became a director of the club earlier this year, will serve as chair-elect until September. Warren has served as chair since 2014 and is the longest serving county chair in England and Wales.

Hoffman is a former chair of the Premier League and also serves as the non-executive chairman of Coventry Building Society Arena, home of Championship football club Coventry City.

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