Tennis Auckland Jul 2012 - Feb 2021 8 years 8 months. Auckland The ASB Classic is New Zealand's premier annual sporting event. ... Karl Budge Head of New Zealand ...
ASB Classic director Karl Budge is about to step down from his role with New Zealand's premier tennis tournament after eight years. Budge has overseen the event since 2012, building it into one of...
Budge previously transformed the ASB Classic into one of New Zealand’s premier sporting events during his eight-year tenure and was instrumental in luring some of tennis’ biggest stars to Auckland, including Serena and Venus Williams, Juan-Martin Del Potro, Naomi Osaka and Caroline Wozniacki.
When Karl Budge became ASB Classic and Heineken Open tournament director in 2012, the WTA and ATP events in Auckland were established successful 'small' events on the Tour calendar.
Karl Budge is still organising tennis, but on a much smaller scale. "That was a bad throw, daddy," two-year-old daughter Ivy protests. Monday would normally be the opening day of the ASB Tennis ...
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Tennis New Zealand CEO Julie Paterson said Karl’s departure would be felt throughout tennis. “Karl has led the ASB Classic’s significant growth and profile and has every reason to be very proud of the success during his time at the helm. Karl, the team at Tennis Auckland and the many volunteers who contribute to this annual event are to be congratulated on the professionalism and success of the tournament year after year.
Since taking on the job in 2012, Karl Budge transformed New Zealand's top tennis tournaments, but he has decided to move on.
Former ‘Counties kid’ Karl Budge has negotiated the corporate ladder with aplomb rising to manage one of New Zealand’s premier sports events. And yet, when asked about rumours linking him with Tennis NZ’s CEO spot, his Kiwi humility is immediately apparent. “I’m always asked about next moves but I don’t like talking about it.
He's renowned for his innovation but ASB Classic tournament director Karl Budge faces his biggest challenge yet in delivering successful WTA and ATP tournaments in Auckland next summer.