The World Surf League announced the appointment of WILL CHIGNELL as its CMO. He will support CEO SOPHIE GOLDSCHMIDT and her exec team. Chignell will oversee global marketing, brand, social media, PR and communications (WSL). ... Former motorcycle racer ALBERTO PUIG was appointed manager of MotoGP team Repsol Honda following the departure of LIVIO SUPPO last year. Suppo announced his departure in November, a day after Repsol Honda's MARC MÁRQUEZ secured his fourth top-flight world championship in five years (REUTERS, 1/12).
COACHES/MANAGERS: Worcestershire County Cricket Club appointed KEVIN SHARP as its head coach. Sharp, 58, was second team and batting coach at New Road and replaced STEVE RHODES, who was sacked in December (BBC, 1/12).