Wayne Turley relinquishes position on BA Board

by Aidan Davis

Commonwealth Games gold medallist Wayne Turley OAM has today signalled his immediate resignation from the Board of Bowls Australia (BA).

Turley, who has contributed to the governance of the sport’s national body since 2013, cited work and family commitments as the catalyst for his decision to step down at this time.

BA’s President Darryl Clout said that he could appreciate Turley’s extenuating circumstances and thanked him for the contribution he has made to the organisation as an elected Board Director.

“Despite being inducted into BA’s Hall of Fame in 2017 as an athlete, Turley’s contribution to the sport has spanned far wider than just what he has achieved on the green; he has played an invaluable role in shaping the strategic direction of bowls in Australia,” Clout said.

“BA’s Board can certainly appreciate Wayne’s significant family and employment commitments, as the Bowls Manager of Tweed Head Bowls Club, that have led to his decision to step down as a Board Director.

“On behalf of the entire Board and staff, I applaud Wayne for his years of service to Bowls Australia.”

When informing BA of his decision, Turley said he was grateful for the opportunity and appreciative of the support he had been given by both the Board and staff.

“It has been an unbelievable learning experience for me, one that has definitely helped my personal development,” Turley said.

“I have been lucky enough to be a part of many significant positive changes over the years, and I extend my best wishes to the Board and staff for the future.”

Bowls Australia acknowledges the role Wayne Turley OAM has played in helping shape the strategic direction of the organisation and thanks him for his service.