World Sailing, the sport’s global governing body, has appointed David Graham as its chief executive. A 20-year veteran in the sailing industry, Graham will start his new role on 13th July. Graham’s most recent position was at Oman Sail, a national initiative that aimed to promote the country through sailing, where he served as chief executive from 2009 through to April 2020. During his tenure, Graham helped establish the sport in Oman, growing the national sailing outfit to become one of the leading teams in Asia, and developing the nation as a top destination for Class World Championships, America's Cup World Series and Extreme Sailing Series events. Kim Andersen, president of World Sailing, said: “As World Sailing looks to the future and the next phase of growth, we are confident that with David's combined background in management and sailing that he is the right leader to help restructure and provide a strong direction for the operations of our organisation. ”Commenting on his appointment, Graham added: “I am really looking forward to my new role with World Sailing.
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