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John Herriman stepping down as Greenhouse Sports CEO

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After three years as Chief Executive Officer of Greenhouse Sports, John Herriman has announced he will be stepping down to take up a leading role with a new organisation in the charity sector.

John joined Greenhouse Sports in 2017 and his tenure has overseen an expansion in our programmes, steady growth of the number of young people across London engaged in our programmes, increased fundraising and significantly the opening in 2018 of our first sports community centre and new headquarters, the Greenhouse Centre.

A passionate believer in social equality and the power of grassroots sport and coaching to enable young people to reach their potential, John’s prior background in the Royal Navy and in both the private and public sectors served Greenhouse well as he led our organisation through some significant developments and change.

John said: “After three amazing years at Greenhouse Sports I’m going to be taking on a new challenge launching a national charity in November that will help to support survivors of major emergencies and disasters. I’m hugely excited about the new role but will also be very sad to leave Greenhouse Sports where I’ve had the privilege to work with an amazing and passionate team enabling thousands of young people from less advantaged backgrounds to achieve their full potential. As we say, it’s a lack of opportunity that holds back young people not a lack of ability, and when young people are given that opportunity they inspire us all with their achievements. Thank you to everyone who has helped and supported us during my time here because we couldn’t do it without you.”

In thanking John for his service to Greenhouse Sports, Chairman Mike Sherwood, said: “John has been a fine leader of our charity during his tenure at Chief Executive. Not only is the organisation in the best position financially and structurally in our history, we have a solid foundation on which to continue to grow and develop the support Greenhouse Sports provides to thousands of young Londoners.  On behalf of Greenhouse Sports, our Trustees, staff and volunteers, I thank John warmly for his commitment and his leadership and we wish him the very best for the challenge of launching a new charity for another very deserving cause.”

The recruitment for a new CEO of Greenhouse Sports is already underway. John steps down in September and in the interim period before a new CEO is in place, the Senior Leadership Team will share day to day responsibility for the organisation and report directly into Mike Sherwood as Chairman of the Board of Trustees.