Michelle Dite Wimbledon

Michelle Dite to join Wimbledon as operations director

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The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), which stages The Championships, Wimbledon, has appointed Michelle Dite as operations director, effective May 5, 2020.

Dite has more than 20 years’ experience in the major events industry working with an extensive portfolio of rights holders, sporting governing bodies and federations, venues, brands and charities. Highlights include the inception, feasibility and operational delivery of a number of major events including Invictus Games 2014, MLB London Series, Paralympic World Cup and UK School Games.

Since joining Fast Track in 1998, post studying at Loughborough University, Dite worked with CSM Sport and Entertainment, London 2017 World Athletics and for the last four years has run her own business providing event consultancy services to The Boat Race, Rugby League World Cup 2021, British Cycling, Invictus Games Foundation and the organising committees of Invictus Games Sydney 2018 and The Hague 2020.

Dite will report to Sally Bolton OBE, taking on many of Bolton’s current responsibilities as she prepares to transition to the role of chief executive on August 1, 2020.

The AELTC is continuing to monitor and respond to the coronavirus situation on an active basis, working closely with the Government and the relevant health authorities.

At this time, the AELTC continues to plan for Wimbledon and the grass court season, and intends to maintain the estate with a limited team on site, with the rest of its business operations taking place through remote working.