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Swim England North West have been informed that Tim Hollingsworth has been appointed as Sport England’s new Chief Executive Officer.
Tim is currently Chief Executive Officer of the British Paralympic Association (BPA), a role he has held since 2011. He replaces Jennie Price, who announced in May that she would be leaving Sport England after 11 years as CEO.
Tim brings a wealth of senior experience to Sport England. As Chief Executive of the British Paralympic Association, he led the organisation through both the historic London 2012 and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, with Paralympics achieving an incredible 147 medals at the latter to finish second in the medal table. More recently Paralympics GB achieved its best-ever performance at a Winter Games, winning seven medals including a gold at Pyeongchang 2018. Alongside this success, Tim has led the increase in profile and interest in the Paralympic movement, driven the commercial and business growth of the BPA as a charity and ensured it is at the forefront of challenging perceptions of disability in society.
Prior to the BPA, Tim was at UK Sport for seven years, first as Director of Policy & Communications and then as Chief Operating Officer, following over a decade working in senior roles in corporate communications. Tim is also currently a Board Director of the Youth Sport Trust and the National Paralympic Heritage Trust and a member of the International Paralympic Committee’s Paralympic Games Committee.
We would like to wish Tim every success in his new role.