Bowls Australia welcomes Bob Boorman as new President

by Bowls Australia

The Board of Bowls Australia (BA) has today elected Bob Boorman as its new President.

Bob has amassed over 50 years of government and private sector construction and development experience, and also holds a Master of Business Administration qualification from the University of South Australia.

He assumes the reins with a wealth of experience as a Board Director, including with The Smith Family, South Australian Housing Trust and Renewal SA, and is presently the Chairman of MAINair.

A proud South Australian, Bob also has Board experience in the sport at a club, state and national level, having previously been President of his beloved Adelaide Bowling Club for a five-year period up until 2017, where he was recently awarded Life Membership, and sat on the Board of Bowls SA as an Independent Director before joining the Board of BA in October 2016.

Outgoing President Darryl Clout relinquished the helm after being appointed to the Board of World Bowls as the Oceania Regional Director last month.

After accepting the responsibility following the formal voting process at today’s Board Meeting, Bob said he was appreciative of Darryl’s contribution during his tenure and excited about helping to steer the sport back to full health after the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Firstly, I would like to acknowledge the work of those that have come before me in driving progress in the sport of bowls, in particular the contribution Darryl Clout has made since assuming the responsibility in 2017,” Mr Boorman said.

“Darryl certainly leaves the organisation and the sport in this country in a better position than before he took over, which is a fantastic compliment, and I’m appreciative of his efforts.

“Like most sports, Bowls has a way to go to recover from the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic and it’s crucially important that all levels of the sport galvanise together to support clubs and the bowls community that have been impacted.

“We will focus on shaping the sport of bowls for future generations of Australians and ensuring that bowls rebounds strongly in a post-COVID-19 environment.”

Bowls Australia acknowledges and thanks Darryl Clout for the invaluable contribution he has made to the organisation since his appointment in 2012.