Nick Bitel reappointed as Chair

Nick Bitel has been reappointed as Chair of Sport England until 21 April 2021

12 January 2017

Following three years as a Board Member, Nick was originally appointed Chair of Sport England by the Secretary of State in 2013.

The role is remunerated at £40,000 per annum and, in accordance with Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments' Code of Practice, any significant political activity undertaken by an appointee in the last five years must be declared. Nick Bitel has declared no such political activity.

About Nick

In his time at Sport England, Nick has overseen our game changing This Girl Can campaign – the nationwide campaign to get women and girls moving, regardless of shape, size and ability. Our latest figures published last month show the huge impact the campaign is having in getting more women and girls active.

Nick has also overseen the creation and development of our new strategy, Towards an Active Nation, which includes radical move towards tackling inactivity.

Nick has been chief executive of London Marathon Events since 1995. The company, which hosts the world's most successful city centre marathon, has grown substantially in that time.

More than 39,000 people cross the finish line every year and a world record £54 million is raised between them.

London Marathon Events also puts on RideLondon, which is billed as the world's greatest festival of cycling and is now in its fifth year.

Britain's greatest one-day cycle race is now part of a wider weekend festival of cycling. As well as the classic London to Surrey 100 mile cycle, there are now events taking place across the weekend that see more than 100,000 cyclists taking part.

Away from his work at Sport England and London Marathon Events, Nick has also been a solicitor and consultant at Kerman & Co specialising in sports law since January 2012. His major sport clients include The Wimbledon Championships and UEFA.

Nick is also on the Board of UK Sport and the London Legacy Development Corporation as well as being a trustee of Wembley National Stadium Trust.

Find out more about Nick and the rest of our Board and Executive team