Tim Hollingsworth

Chief Executive

Sport England

Tim Hollingsworth is the Chief Executive of Sport England, the agency responsible for delivering sport and physical activity at community level across England. He has held the role since November 2018.

For seven years prior to this, Tim was Chief Executive at the British Paralympic Association, the National Paralympic Committee for the United Kingdom. He also served as Secretary General for ParalympicsGB at four Paralympic Games, during which time the team recorded its best ever medal performance at both a summer and winter Games.

Prior to that, Tim was first Director of Policy & Communications and then Chief Operating Officer at UK Sport. Previously, Tim worked as Director of a strategic communications consultancy, HBL Media, as Head of Corporate Communications at Granada Media plc, and Head of Media Relations at the CBI.

Tim is a Council Member of the University of Bath, a Trustee of the Football Foundation and a Member of the International Paralympic Committee’s Paralympic Games Committee. In January 2022, Tim was appointed as one of the Government’s Disability Access Ambassadors, advising on opportunities for improvements in sport and activity services and facilities for disabled people. He holds Honorary Degrees from both Bath and Exeter University as well as a master’s degree in Drama from Exeter. Tim received an OBE for services to sport in the 2017 Queen’s New Year Honours List.

Tim Hollingsworth will be speaking at the following sessions.

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