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Kerry Smith

Sport England

Name: Kerry Smith
Country: UK
Role: Head of County Sports Partnerships
Organisation: Sport England

Kerry Smith is the Head of County Sport Partnerships (CSPs) at Sport England and has worked in sport development since she was 16, initially at David Lloyd Leisure then later moving into public sector in pursuit of a rewarding career following her passion for sport. 

Kerry’s career highlights include project design and management of multi-million pound projects which include the £3million Satellite clubs programme and the first London 2012 Olympic Park Project where she was successful in securing £2million investment into Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Kerry’s most recent highlight is securing her new role at Sport England, overseeing the multi-million pound investment into 44 CSPs across the Country.

So far, Kerry has developed her leadership strengths in planning, decision making and achieving outcomes; skills she advanced throughout her project management positions.

Kerry attended Liverpool John Moores University where she achieved a first class BA Hon degree in Sport Development. Kerry won the people’s choice for ‘Student of the year’ twice for her hard work, commitment to sport (basketball) and all round university life!

Through her passion for travel, Kerry embarked on an 18 month journey around the world visiting countries such as Fiji, Malaysia and New Zealand. Kerry’s ambition to learn saw her complete a MA Degree whilst working at Stoke City Council and Prince2 practitioner qualification during her five years at London Sport.

Kerry ensures her work hard; play hard lifestyle is always in full swing and splits her time between health and fitness, football (Tottenham) and a full calendar of social events with her family and friends.

Kerry adopts strong values in life, with loyalty and trust topping the list. Kerry believes fairness, focus and hard work is vital to success; coupled with fun and an open mind, Kerry lives a well-rounded life with the intent to succeed.