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University of Bath

Tim Hollingsworth OBE Appointed by Council

Will undertake the responsibilities of members of governing bodies as set out in the CUC Guide for Members of Higher Education Governing Bodies in the UK

Career

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.

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. He holds Honorary Degrees from both Bath and Exeter University as well as a Master's Degree in Drama from Exeter. He received an OBE in the 2017 Queen’s New Year Honours List.

Tim's 2020/21 Register of Interest declarations: Employed as Chief Executive of an Arms Length Body of Government - sponsor body is Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport; Honorary Doctorate, University of Exeter and lives within one mile of a University owned building.