We are delighted to announce the appointment of our Get on Board candidate Natasha Preville as a Trustee of Parkour UK.
Natasha currently runs her own successful consultancy dedicated to increasing the experience, visibility and career pathways for young people to thrive within the culture, media and sports sectors.
She has over 20 years cross-sector experience, with more than a decade in senior management within the screen industries and has worked on numerous award-winning campaigns for the BBC and Red Bee Media.
Natasha has a deep passion for eradicating barriers to entry for storytellers and young audiences. Natasha was the Industry Panel Expert for Gen Z Engagement at Google FilmFest 2019. She has worked across the youth sector and will contribute digital expertise and a knowledge of impact measurement to her Trustee role. She has supported a number of committees, including the Cherie Blair Foundation, the London Creative Industries Panel and Lambeth NextGen.
“Parkour UK are committed to the highest standards of governance and have been delighted to support Sport England’s investment into Perrett Laver and RimJim Consulting. Ensuring our boardroom is diverse and inclusive is of paramount importance, and by adding somebody of Natasha’s calibre with her experiences and skills, we’re very lucky to be able to bring her into the Parkour family. On behalf of the parkour community in the UK and Parkour UK we welcome Natasha and look forward to utilising her expertise and passion to drive forward our work through 2020 and beyond,” Stephen Mitchell, Independent Chair, Parkour UK.
In her spare time, Natasha is also part of the TIME’S UP UK movement, securing wide ranging partnerships to amplify the need for greater diversity representation in front of and behind the camera.
“We couldn’t be prouder of Natasha’s achievements as part of the Get on Board programme, all culminating in her appointment to the Parkour UK Board. This sport is forward-thinking, agile and innovative – skills and abilities that Natasha has in abundance. We cannot wait to see her journey continue alongside the growth of parkour across the country”, Rimla Akhtar MBE, founder of RimJhim Consulting.
Natasha is part of RimJhim Consulting’s Get on Board Programme which is funded by Sport England. Working with Perrett Laver and a consortium of training partners, RimJhim Consulting prepares BAME women for board level positions. The initiative lasts 10-months and offers support from a high-level mentor, targeted seminars, a range of professional training and access to insider knowledge from within the sports industry.