ITF Press Release, July 7, 2022
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has today announced the appointment of Andrew Nicholas-Wynne as Head of Officiating Compliance, and Iain Smith as Head of Officials. These two senior roles were created following a review of the previous single role of Head of Officiating.
Andrew Nicholas-Wynne, as Head of Officiating Compliance will oversee Officiating assignments for the ITF and represent the ITF on the Joint Certification Programme with the Grand Slams, ATP and WTA. An active tennis official for 39 years, Nicholas-Wynne is also a practising barrister specialising in safeguarding and family law. He is a Gold Badge Chief Umpire and has been Chief Umpire at the ATP 500 Queen’s Club tournament for the past 10 years.
Iain Smith joins the ITF as Head of Officials from Tennis South Africa where he currently holds the role of Technical Manager and ITF Regional Officiating Officer for Africa. Smith will be responsible for the daily operations of the department as well as overseeing the ITF’s officiating strategy to support the development of officiating globally. He has been an ITF Certified official since 1993 and is a Gold Badge Referee.
Kris Dent, ITF Senior Executive Director of Major Events and Strategy said, “The ITF looks forward to welcoming Andrew and Iain to these two important roles. Their recruitment is a key step forward in our ongoing programme of change for officiating, ensuring we have a fit-for-purpose pathway for the next generation of umpires and officials.”