Parul Agarwal Steps Up Into Interim CEO Position

We are pleased to announce that Parul Agarwal, Senior Independent Director of the Board of Parkour UK, is stepping up as Interim CEO.

Parul is a qualified chartered accountant with a master’s in business administration and is passionate about the 3P’s (People, Process, and Performance).

Parul is a senior finance professional, six-sigma certified coach, and mentor with 25+ years of progressive global leadership experience as an auditor, business transformation leader, coach, and mentor, focusing on process, people, and projects for multiple B2C and Corporate financial services businesses across India, the US, and the UK.

Additionally, Parul is an avid sports enthusiast and has represented the district of Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh, India) in multiple Table Tennis Tournaments in her primary and secondary school years.

Parul has since been actively building a portfolio of work, including:

  • Senior Independent Director of the Board for Parkour UK
  • Portfolio CFO (supporting start-ups to scale, sustain and be profitable)
  • Speaker, delivering a masterclass on leadership and transformation frameworks and concepts.
  • Volunteer with Spear – Resurgo Employment Initiative for 16–24-year-olds, as well as a sponsor for other charities like Refuge & WalktheWalk: Uniting against Breast Cancer.

Parul lives in London with her husband Nick and her two daughters, Anika (18 years) and Arianna (13.5 years). She is a keen Indian classical dancer, and travel enthusiast who enjoys constant learning and has an active lifestyle with frequent treks and London’s hidden walks. She is hoping to attend her first Parkour lesson soon.

Tracy Rea, Parkour UK’s Chair says:

“I am delighted that Parul has agreed to step up as Interim CEO. Her facilitative leadership, ability to work with anyone, determination, resilience, focus on self-improvement, and constant learning makes her an excellent candidate to listen to and work with all stakeholders, including the Board, Sports England, and Parkour members, coaches, and community.

She will act as the glue during this transitional phase since Parkour is a sport that encourages self-improvement on all levels, and aims to build confidence, determination, self-discipline, self-reliance, and responsibility for one’s actions. It encourages humility, respect for others and for one’s environment, self-expression, community spirit, and the importance of play, discovery, and safety at all times.” 

Tracy Rea, Parkour UK Chair