Bowls Australia has appointed three new directors to its board to help bolster the strategic direction of the sport’s national body. Club Tweed CEO Gerard Robinson has been appointed to the Elected Director casual vacancy position, Chief Executive Director of Australian Marketing Institute Bronwyn Powell and former South Australian Sports Minister Iain Evans have also secured Board positions as Appointed Directors.
Robinson has considerable bowls-industry experience being at the helm of two of the sport’s pre-eminent clubs for almost two decades, as the current CEO of Club Tweed for 11 years and former COO of Moama Bowling Club for seven years.
Powell has served as Chief Marketing Officer/Marketing Director for Mars Food Australia, Oporto, McDonald’s Australia and Yum! Restaurants International in Canada and USA, among others.
Evans was a member of the South Australian Parliament for 21 years, including serving as Leader and Deputy Leader of the State Liberal Party, and has developed Board experience at 25 organisations across different industries for more than 30 years.
They join directors Genevieve Delves, Louise Witton, Lydia Dowse and Paul Zerella.
Bowls Australia President Matt Burgess said the three new appointments complement the existing Board Directors and provide considerable business and sporting acumen to drive the sport to even greater heights.
“The appointment of Gerard, Bronwyn and Iain to Bowls Australia’s Board is a considerable coup for not just the organisation, but the sport more broadly,” Burgess said. “We were excited to have a distinguished list of applicants to choose from, and had the luxury of focussing on the skillsets, perspective, diversity and experience our sport needs in leadership to see it thrive in future generations.”
The three new appointments see BA’s Board return to operating at its full capacity, of six Elected Directors and three Appointed Directors.