Non-Executive Independent Director & Chairman
Malcolm was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director and elected as Chair in May 2017. Malcolm has a wealth of business experience notably as Group Managing Director of Swatch Group UK Ltd, Managing Director of Polar Electro UK Ltd, and as Global President of Polar Electro Group. He is now Executive Chair of Patterson Elliott Management Ltd, and is Independent Non-Executive Director at Anytime Fitness UK Ltd.
Malcolm’s role is to lead the Board, ensuring that the highest standards of probity & governance apply in relation to its organisation, development of its business, and its strategy in accordance with its purpose as set out in the governing document and all legal regulatory and requirements.
Senior Non-Executive Independent Director
Terry was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director in 2015 and elected by the Board as Senior Non-Executive Independent Director in April 2017. Terry has a wealth of experience in the retail sector and has completed many a sporting challenge for charity. Terry is the Chair of the BDA’s Audit Committee.
Non-Executive Independent Director
Gavin was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director in 2018. Gavin has a wealth of experience in the sports sector. As the Managing Director at Surrey Sports Park he brings a vast knowledge of the sporting landscape from large commercial projects and initiatives to understanding the sporting structures and culture.
Director, representing EIBA Ltd
Peter was appointed as Director in 2010 to represent the English Indoor Bowling Association Ltd. Peter is the EIBA’s Chief Executive, a position he has held since January 2009. He has 24 years of experience working in Sport predominantly in the areas of Commercial, Marketing, and Senior Management. His role on the Board is to ensure the sport of flat green indoor bowls continues to be an integral part of the BDA but to provide guidance/assistance in Governance and business operations.
Steve was appointed as Director in 2021, Steve is Chairperson Disability Bowls Charity Trust, a position his has held since May 2020. Steve served 23 years in the Royal Navy before working in the sports tourism travel sector for the past 22 years and is Director of two sports travel companies working in the areas of Senior Management, Finance, communications, Marketing and Development. He has been involved with Disability Bowls England charity trust for the past 6 years to help with major fundraising projects and to develop the inclusion of the various levels of disability bowls across all the codes.
Director, representing Bowls England
Jon was appointed as Director in 2020 to represent Bowls England. Jon is Bowls England’s Chief Executive, a position his has held since mid 2020. He has a number years experience of working in Sport predominantly in the areas of Commercial, Marketing and Senior Management. His role on the Board is to ensure the sport of flat green outdoor bowls continues to be an integral part of the BDA.
Managing Director, Bowls Development Alliance
Lisa is responsible for leading and supporting the BDA team and developing the overall strategy of the organisation. Reporting to the Board of Directors, she works closely with the Governance and Finance Manager and Development Manager to ensure that the BDA meets the objectives of the Sport England funding. She also works closely with the CEO’s of the Bowls National Governing Bodies to ensure close collaborative working to develop the sport.
Director, representing British Crown Green Bowling Association
Mark was appointed as a BDA Director in 2021 and has been the Chief Executive Officer for British Crown Green Bowling Association (BCGBA) since 2018. Working in sport since the age of 16, Mark initially started out working in coaching and development within rowing. Taking up bowls in 2010, he also holds a number of volunteer positions on the bowls committee of Staffordshire County, including treasurer, secretary and development officer.