The Women’s International Squash Players’ Association (WISPA) today announced that Andrew Shelley will be stepping down as WISPA Chief Executive Officer. He has been WISPA’s CEO for over 15 years, and has played a pivotal role both in building the sport and in ensuring the well being of its players.
Whilst his decision is certainly a loss to the association, Andrew has given his commitment to stay on to ensure a smooth transition is achieved, and that the continuity of the association is maintained. He has offered to continue supporting WISPA into the future.
“I have had fifteen wonderful years serving an evolving but always great group of young women,” said Andrew Shelley. “They are committed, great athletes and superb ambassadors so it has been a privilege. And while nothing is forever, I plan to live and breathe WISPA just as keenly in the future.”
The Board is incredibly grateful for all his dedication and commitment, and will work closely to ensure that the sport continues to grow and that the well-being of the WISPA members is maintained.
“I would like to thank Andrew on behalf of the Board and all the players for all his wonderful work,” added Natalie Grainger, WISPA President. “We are all deeply indebted to him for having nurtured WISPA into becoming a global success story. Whilst we are extremely saddened to see him leave, we are of course respectful of his decision to move on. We would like to wish him all the best for the future and are grateful that he has offered to continue to help steer us into the next chapter of our history.”