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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


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. In 2021 he was appointed as one of the Government’s Disability & Access Ambassadors, with responsibility for Sport and Activity.

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 also a Trustee of the Football Foundation. 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.

Register of Interests

Read the 2023/24 Register of Interests for Tim Hollingsworth and other members of Council