A conversation with Tom Williams, COO of parkrun

Wednesday 9 November 2022
Time
4:30pm - 7:00pm
Location
Esther Simpson Building
Cost
Free
Type
Lectures and seminars
Audience
General public

As part of our Corporate Wisdom series, we invite you to join us for a discussion with parkrun’s Chief Operating Officer Tom Williams, who shares his experience of managing a global brand.

As part of our Corporate Wisdom series, we invite you to join us for a discussion with parkrun’s Chief Operating Officer.

In a world of global pandemics, climate crises and geo-politic unrest, it’s never been more challenging to manage a global brand.

You will hear Tom discuss the challenges of managing a growing international organisation through a period of significant change, his experience of leading a global volunteer workforce and how they are planning for continued success in the future. You will also have the opportunity to ask Tom a question of your own.

After the Q&A please do join us for a drink and networking with Tom and other local business owners and industry professionals.

Who should attend?

The event is open to local business and industry professionals and our University community of staff and alumni.

Corporate Wisdom events are offered free of charge as part of our commitment to building a strong community of connected business and university professionals. We would be delighted for you to join us.

Schedule

4.30–5pm, Registration and refreshments

5–6pm, Discussion and Q&A with Tom Williams

6–7pm, Networking, canapés and drinks

About the speaker

In 2007, when working as a lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Leeds, Tom helped start Woodhouse Moor parkrun, at that time the 4th parkrun in the world and the 1st outside London.

In 2011, he left the University to work full-time for parkrun, helping launch UK events, and is now Chief Operating Officer of parkrun Global. He is responsible for global development strategy and all operational processes across existing parkrun territories.