Meet the Lecturer: Tom Overton

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Tom Overton teaches on our Foundation Degree Sports Coaching and Development.

Tom is a highly experienced sport, physical activity and community development professional and has more than 20 years’ experience working in various roles across the public sector, including the last 14 years in senior, strategic leadership roles - most recently as a senior leader in Sport Wales as Head of Community Sport and strategic lead for governance and leadership. Previously he has worked in various sport development, coaching and facility management roles across England and Wales. He brings considerable experience of the sport and physical activity landscape across the UK, and a detailed knowledge and understanding of the public sector and political landscape in a devolved context; particularly the broader impact that sport has in tackling inequalities and wider social outcomes.

Tom has recently set up a bespoke consultancy, Dysgu Ltd, offering specialist support for leadership, strategy, people and governance. His particular areas of interest lie in behavioural governance, behaviours, values and culture within organisations and Boards. He is currently working on commissions with Sport Scotland, a charitable Leisure Trust and a National Governing Body in Wales.

Tom is a Non-Executive Director for Welsh Athletics and Show Racism the Red Card Wales and has an MBA (Dist.) from the University of South Wales, a CIPFA Cert. in Corporate Governance (Dist.) and a BA (Hons) 2:1 Business with Sport Degree. Alongside being a qualified Change Management Practitioner (Prosci), Tom is also the module leader for the Strategic Leadership in Sport Master's programme at the University of South Wales and leads the Community Sports Development module on the Foundation Degree Sports Coaching and Development course.

His passions are fairness, Indian food and Aston Villa FC.

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