Sara Tomkins

Chief Executive Officer

Job role: To provide leadership to ensure that GreaterSport maintains its position as a leading Greater Manchester Sport and Physical Activity charity which aims to exceed the expectations of its partners and funders, delivering impact to reduce inactivity and inequalities for the people of Greater Manchester and contributing to the overall ambition of GMMoving.

Date joined: April 2018

Professional background: After graduating at Manchester Metropolitan with a Retail Marketing degree, I went to London and worked for Marks & Spencer and Woolworths in PR, marketing and international brand development before moving back up North to work for the online retailer ‘Shop Direct Group’. I then worked with Amaze, a digital creative and pr agency in Manchester as a Group Account Director working with TfGM and the National Lottery to name a few of my clients, before working as an Assistant Chief Executive at Manchester City Council for 5 years. I then worked for Marketing Manchester as a Destination Director working with many partners and national governing bodies such as Visit Britain, before beginning my role here as Chief Exec.

Fun fact: I am a wannabe farmer but currently only manage one pet Sheep (Daisy), some chickens and a dog.

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