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Exclusive: Suzie Pierrepont is out as WSA Tour boss

Acting WSA Tour Director Suzie Pierrepont leaves less than two weeks after new board is announced
Exclusive by LEE HORTON – Squash Mad Chief Reporter

Suzie Pierrepont, the WSA’s acting Tour Director, is the latest big name no longer working for the women’s game.

Pierrepoint, a former professional Tour player who is based in Greenwich, New York is off the WSA pay-roll, players were told in the last few days.

Her exit comes just weeks after a new WSA board was put in place at the AGM held at the Tournament of Champions in New York.

New WSA President and Australian number one Kasey Brown said: “The Board is saddened with the news of Suzie’s departure.”

“Her achievements in establishing a strong tour calendar for WSA is a reflection of her passion and commitment towards women’s squash and everyone at WSA is so appreciative of the time and effort she has put in. We wish her all the best for her future endeavours.”

Brown replaced Ireland’s Aisling Blake last month and the new WSA Board, elected by the membership, also includes Ashley Bernhard (USA), Nathan Dugan (USA), Jenny Duncalf (England), Marjolein Houtsma (Netherlands), Latasha Khan (Chairman, USA) and Laura Massaro (England).

Pierrepoint was made American Tour Director 11 months ago with a brief to help build on the success of squash in North America. She was then appointed acting Tour Director, coinciding with the WSA’s failure to find a backer for the Women’s World Championships.

The 29-year-old, born in Stoke on Trent in England, also competes on the WDSA circuit and won the 2013 US Open doubles championship with Narelle Krizek.

Despite the changes, stability is maintained at WSA with Kim Creamer continuing her duties as Chief Operating Officer and Elliot Selby as WSA administrator.

Creamer has been contacted by Squash Mad but has so far been unable to comment on the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer.

Picture by Bob Luckey

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