Executive Chairman & President
Chris Kermode began serving as ATP Executive Chairman & President on 1 January 2014. Following his career as a professional player, Kermode worked as one of London’s top tennis coaches. He went on to work in both the film and music industries, starting his own promotion & events company, before returning to tennis. Kermode and his wife, Adelle, have three children, Tess, Ellie and Sam. He is based in the ATP’s London office.
Kermode has been involved in tennis for more than 30 years, first as a player, and then more recently serving as Tournament Director of the Aegon Championships at Queen’s Club, as well as Managing Director of the season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. The ATP’s crown jewel event n London has welcomed more than 1.5 million fans to The O2 arena whilst under his leadership, since 2009. Kermode also enjoyed a hugely successful tenure as Tournament Director of the Aegon Championships at Queen’s Club, culminating in the tournament’s re-categorisation as an ATP World Tour 500 event from 2015.