PLAYER PROFILE

Steve Wood

  • Age55
  • Born25 June 1962
  • Birth PlaceMelbourne, Victoria
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria
  • Playing StatusRetired

Wood became the Chief Executive Officer of Tennis Australia in July 2005 and stepped down from the role in September 2013.

Educated in Australia and the United States, he played tennis throughout the 1980s, and was a contemporary of Pat Cash and Wally Masur.

He represented Victoria at junior level before embarking on the professional ATP Tour from 1985 to 1987.

Wood later moved his career aspirations into business and, before joining Tennis Australia, he amassed 18 years of extensive business experience as the chief executive of information, communications and technology companies in Australia, across Asia-Pacific and around the world.

This included periods as Vice President Asia-Pacific with SynOptics Communications Inc (1991–1995), Bay Networks (1995–1997), Nortel Networks (1997–1999) and Alteon WebSystems (1999–2001), before taking up the post of President of Nortel for Australia and New Zealand in May 2001.

Steve Wood in the news

CEO Steve Wood announces his resignation
Steve Wood. GETTY IMAGES
22 August, 2013

After nearly a decade leading Tennis Australia, CEO Steve Wood announced today he has informed the Board of his intention to resign from the role at the end of September.
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Tennis Australia CEO Steve Wood resigns
Steve Wood. GETTY IMAGES
22 August, 2013

After nearly a decade leading Tennis Australia, CEO Steve Wood announces his intention to resign from the role at the end of September.
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NSW tennis gets exciting boost
Wally Masur (L) and Anthony Albanese at the announcement of the funding boost for the Blacktown Leisure Centre precinct, which will house the new NSW National Academy; Tennis Australia
17 August, 2013

Tennis in New South Wales received a huge boost on Friday, with Blacktown to become the new home of Tennis Australia’s NSW National Academy.
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Tennis Australia and Seven to extend broadcast partnership
Maria Sharapova signs the camera at Australian Open 2013. GETTY IMAGES
14 June, 2013

Tennis Australia today confirmed that the most successful sport-broadcaster relationship in Australian television history will extend for a further five years and evolve into a…
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