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Nigel Harrison

Team Member

Personal Information

Job Title:

Chief Executive Officer

Areas of Work:

Overall responsibility for the development and operation of Yorkshire Sport Foundation.

Advocating the benefits of sport and physical activity to a wide range of organisations across the region and country.

Taking a lead on the strategic planning for sport across the region.

Previous Experience:

Nigel has over 20 years of experience of working within the sports industry initially relating to sports facility management before a move towards sports development.

Nigel was pivotal in creating an alliance between South Yorkshire Sport and West Yorkshire Sport under a single non-for-profit charitable organisation that started in January 2013.

He has extensive experience in drawing up strategic plans in sport making a major contribution to the sports strategies in each of South Yorkshire’s Districts. Prior to joining the West Yorkshire Sports Company he was the first employee of West Yorkshire Sport in 2001 and worked at Calderdale Council in various roles including Sports Development Manager. His first jobs were with North Warwickshire Borough Council managing sports centres.

Nigel is a member of the Active Partnerships’ board.


BA (Hons) Sport and Recreation, MBA (Distinction).

Personal Sporting Interests:

Nigel plays tennis regularly competing for his local club. He also coached and organised a junior tennis club for over 20 years. He also plays football on a weekly basis and runs / cycles / goes to the gym to keep active. Nigel is taking part in his first marathon in 2017.

He is a member of the Yorkshire Netball Regional Management Board and Chairman of Oldham Community Leisure.

Contact Details:

Telephone number:

0330 2020 280

Mobile number: