Bowls Australia welcomes Genevieve Delves to Board

by Bowls Australia

Bowls Australia (BA) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) virtually on November 9, 2021.

At the meeting, Matt Burgess was re-appointed to the Board of Directors and current Australian Jackaroo Genevieve Delves was elected to the Board, replacing Wayne Moffatt, who served for just under two years.

Delves’ ascendance to the Board brings a wealth of leadership and knowledge both on and off the green, with her career as a Jackaroo coupled with her position within Fire and Rescue NSW and former professions as a police officer and Indigenous youth worker on the Cape York Peninsula.

BA President Bob Boorman welcomed Delves to the board and is looking forward to her contribution to the many areas being dealt with by the Board. Bob also thanked Wayne Moffatt for his efforts since January 2020. “He has been a valuable member of the Board and we wish him all the best in his future endeavours.”

The current Board of BA Directors are as follows:

Elected Directors

Bob Boorman (President): Bob has served as President for the past year and has been re-elected for the next twelve months. He has formerly held the positions of an independent Director at Bowls SA, President of Adelaide Bowling Club and a Director at Smith Family, Atomix Design, SA Housing Trust and Renewal SA. Boorman holds extensive experience in management and executive roles in business. Bob plays his bowls at the Adelaide Bowling Club.

Jess de Greenlaw: Jess has been a practicing barrister for 20 years and is a passionate player and supporter of bowls. She was formerly an appointed Director of Women’s Bowls NSW and chairs the Women in Bowls working party for BA. Jess is a member of the Taren Point Bowling Club in NSW.

Louise Witton: Louise loves the sport of bowls and has played for many years in a career which impressively has included a Senior Jackaroos call up in 2019, as well as New South Wales and Queensland representation. In addition to playing, Witton was a Director of the Neutral Bay Bowling Club for 16 consecutive years and an Office Manager at Zenith Media. Louise bowls out of the Hamilton Bowls Club in Queensland and chairs BA’s Hall of Fame and Risk, Integrity and Policy Committees.

Paul Zerella: Paul is an avid bowler (at the Adelaide Bowling Club) and his activities in the sport are endless. Zerella is a former Board Director at Bowls SA and is currently holds the same position at the Adelaide Bowling Club. In addition, Zerella is a Managing Director at Project Wine. Paul chairs BA’s Finance and Audit Committee.

Matt Burgess: Matt is a practicing solicitor and the founder of Evolve Sports Group. Formerly, he sat as the Head of Integrity at the World Surf League and served as the CEO of APAC Rugby. Matt is a member of the Kingscliff Bowling Club in NSW and is a member of BA’s Club Development and Participation Advisory Committee.

Genevieve Delves: Genevieve is a current BCiB Australian Jackaroo with a broad array of skills both on and off the green. Delves currently works for Fire and Rescue NSW and has served as a police officer, working in high-pressured situations throughout her career. When Gen is not playing Bowls for Australia and NSW, she is representing the Raymond Terrace Bowling Club in NSW.

Appointed Directors

Lydia Dowse: Lydia is currently the General Manager for Integrity and Safe Sport at Swimming Australia but has served in a number of varied positions across many sports in Australia, including Australian Rules football and soccer. Furthermore, Dowse brings extensive experience in event development, from her roles at Events Corp WA and Victorian Major Events Company. Lydia is a member of BA’s Risk, Integrity and Policy Committee.

Kate Hutchison: Kate is a seasoned media professional, working in various media and communications roles at some of the nation’s largest sporting organisations, including Cricket Australia and Swimming Australia, as well as working as a Public Relations Executive for New Zealand Rugby Union. Kate chairs BA’s High Performance Advisory Committee.

Tracey Wright: Tracey brings extensive knowledge and experience to BA.  She is the current CEO of Club Assist Asia Pacific. Wright has also worked as the Head of Energy Services at Energy Australia and was the Regional Managing Director for Australasia at Hallmark Cards. Tracey chairs BA’s BowlsLink Steering Committee and bowls out of the Somerville Bowling Club in Victoria.