The Sports and Play Construction Association (SAPCA) welcomes the news that Tim Hollingsworth has been named CEO of Sport England.
As Chief Executive of the British Paralympic Association, Tim led the organisation through both the historic London 2012 and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, with ParalympicsGB achieving an incredible 147 medals at the latter to finish second in the medal table.
More recently ParalympicsGB achieved its best-ever performance at a Winter Games, winning seven medals including a gold at Pyeongchang 2018.
Alongside this success at Games time, 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 he was at UK Sport for seven years, first as director of policy and communications and then 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.
Commenting on the appointment, SAPCA chief executive Chris Trickey said: “I’d like to congratulate Tim on his appointment as CEO of Sport England, which comes at a time when sport is growing at all levels across the country.
“With his wealth of senior experience, Tim will be more than familiar with the government’s Sporting Future strategy and the opportunities it offers for our great sector.”
Tim will replace current Sport England CEO Jennie Price, who announced in May that she would be leaving Sport England in October 2018 after 11 years.