At the end of May 2023, Tim Fawke will be stepping down as CEO of Snowsport England, a role which he has held since 2009.
Tim started his Snowsport England journey as a coach for the England Alpine Squad, before taking on the role of Head Coach. In the following years, Tim moved on to managing the Snowsport England Office before taking on the role of CEO in 2009. We can safely say that Tim’s impact on the sport and the organisation has been significant and leaves the sport in a far better place now than when he started in 2004.
Tim stated “Snowsport England has been my life and passion for the last 19 years. It has been incredible to be working in the sport I have such a love and passion for. The organisation has changed dramatically from when I started in 2004 when it was based in Halesowen and had no Sport England funding. The sport is in a strong place now to deliver on its new 10-year strategy with a fantastic team of staff and some amazing volunteers.”
“On behalf of the board, I want to thank Tim for his contribution to Snowsport England and the sport and wish him well in his next adventures.” – Dominic McGonigal
Tim will be taking some time out with his family, before moving on to his next opportunity. We know that you will all join us in wishing Tim the best for the future and thank him sincerely for his significant and dedicated contributions to the sport.
How will this affect the organisation and delivery against the Inspiring Snowsport strategy?
We proudly published Inspiring Snowsport on the 24th May. An incredible amount of work and energy has gone into the foundational steps for the new strategy, although we know there will be an impact of this news, we intend to continue to drive forward with our plans with a renewed vigour. Our strategy is bold and marks a significant change for the sport, to succeed we need to make changes in the way we lead, operate and collaborate. We will be doing a full update on the last
twelve months at the annual general meeting on the 20th June.
What is the interim plan for cover for CEO whilst recruitment takes place?
Snowsport England will remain business as usual throughout this period, we will continue to work hard to ensure that we continue to serve the sport and our members throughout this period. In the interim our senior leadership team will report to the board who will be offering additional support.
Who do we contact in the interim?
Our senior leadership team are available for any urgent enquiries in this interim period. Please use the details below:
Claire Pennell – Business and Operations Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jade Gerrard – Participation Manager: email@example.com
What will the recruitment process be for the next CEO?
Snowsport England is headed into an exciting era, and we need someone who has the experience and skills to help us drive forward the future of the sport and ensure that we deliver on all elements of the Inspiring Snowsport strategy. We will we looking to recruit an interim CEO to help us effectively navigate this period.
What roles has Tim held at Snowsport England?
Tim started his Snowsport England journey as a coach for the England Alpine Squad, before taking on the role of Head Coach. During this time, he coached a number of athletes that went on to represent GB at major events such as the Olympics. This included Britain’s number one and world cup winner, Dave Ryding. In the following years, Tim moved on to managing the Snowsport England Office before taking on the role of CEO in 2009. During his tenure Tim successfully secured the organisations first Sport England funding, moved the office from Halesowen to SportPark, Loughborough and steered the organisation through the challenging times of both Covid and Brexit. His passion for the sport has
also driven development of the English Alpine Championships which currently take place every year in Bormio as the highlight of the annual calendar.
I have a message for Tim to thank him for his service to the sport, where can I send this?
Tim will be continuing to monitor his inbox over the next few weeks: Tim@snowsportengland.org.uk