With 25 years’ experience in the sports industry and as the former Managing Director of the largest UK independent specialist sports retailer, Sweatshop, Nick Pearson is a passionate advocate of the running community. Through sporting initiatives such as Sweatshop Running Community, Nick has broken down the barriers to physical activity and encouraged thousands of newcomers into the running community.

Nick joined parkrun in 2015 as Global Chief Executive Officer and leads the global parkrun team. He has responsibility for developing strategy and culture to create a sustainable business model.

He is passionate about inclusion and equality and his ambition is for parkrun to make a greater impact in making more people healthier, particularly in areas of social deprivation.