Jon Cockcroft

Chief Executive

My primary responsibility is to lead and support the Bowls England staff team in its delivery our organisational strategy.  I provide an interface with the Bowls England Board of Directors and day-to-day operations, manage key stakeholder relationships and lead the organisation’s commercial activities.

As Bowls England Chief Executive, I am also a Board Member of Coach Bowls and the Bowls Development Alliance.

Outside work, I enjoy spending time with my young family, playing golf and supporting Bradford City FC.

E-mail: jon@bowlsengland.com

Jon Cockcroft

Chief Executive

Penny Maguire

Business Services Manager

I am responsible for the financial management and business operations which includes the accounts for both Bowls England and Coach Bowls.

A key part of my role is to ensure that a sustainable business model is in place, as well as assuring the smooth-running of our events such as the Annual Dinners and National Championships set-up.

Outside of work I enjoy travelling to historical sites around the world and I like to spend time with my children and grandchildren.

E-mail: penny@bowlsengland.com

Penny Maguire

Business Services Manager

Alistair Hollis

Operational Services Manager

I lead our work on communications, competitions, events and club support.

Our members are our top priority, and my role is to ensure that we meet your needs on and off the green.

A key focus for my work is to review the services that we deliver and, especially in light of the Covid-19 outbreak, consider how our membership offer could be improved in the future.

Away from work, I enjoy watching most sports and am a season ticket holder at Leicester City FC.

E-mail: alistair@bowlsengland.com

Alistair Hollis

Operational Services Manager

Jamie Chestney

Membership 

I am responsible for the smooth-running of our Membership Systems to ensure that we know our members as best as possible and can cater to the needs.

My role includes the strategic management and implementation of CRM systems which will give clubs the opportunity to communicate with their members efficiently as well as managing the data and providing the appropriate insight.

Outside of work I enjoy watching any sport live or on TV, particular Rugby Union, NBA, Cricket and Football. Attempting to entertain my daughter Eliza is the most recent addition to my ‘hobbies’!

Mobile: 07810 115612
E-mail: jamie@bowlsengland.com

Jamie Chestney

Membership

Helen Slimm

Executive Assistant

My role involves providing support to our Chief Executive. My key responsibilities include ensuring strategy development and business effectiveness, making sure we have good governance throughout the organisation.

I enjoy playing competitive outdoor bowls and I am Warwickshire’s Amy Rose Bowl Team Manager. In my spare time I enjoy paper crafting and socialising and during the winter months I am a season ticket holder for the Coventry Blaze ice hockey team.

Mobile: 07858 502191
E-mail: helen@bowlsengland.com

Helen Slimm

Executive Assistant

John Hughes

Club & County Support 

My key responsibility is to ensure our Clubs and County Associations receive the support that they require quickly and efficiently.

I am the first point of contact for all club-based queries including disciplinary matters and greens maintenance. I can also provide you with information on funding opportunities to ensure you receive as much support as you need for improvements such as a new clubhouse or to improve disabled access.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, including my young grandchildren, as well as being the President for my local bowls club and supporting Coventry City.

Mobile: 07897 812416
E-mail: john@bowlsengland.com

John Hughes

Club and County Support

Lee Rowland

Competitions

I am responsible for the operations involved with the National Competitions and Championships, ensuring the smooth-running of all events throughout the season.

This includes overseeing the competition portal, making sure any disputes during the season are sorted quickly and efficiently, I also ensure venues are booked and officials in place such as umpires and first aiders for the Regional Finals.

I can also assist you with any queries regarding the Laws of the Sport, as well as being responsible for our in-house merchandise.

I love to compete competitively indoors and outdoors in all major competitions. Snooker has been a secondary sport that I enjoy following on and off the table. Gardening, walking and trips away to the coast are my other interests.

Mobile: 07340 887687
E-mail: lee@bowlsengland.com

Lee Rowland

Competitions

Matt Wordingham

Communications

A key focus for my work is to develop a recruitment campaign for our sport in addition to improving the relationship with our members by creating an engaging marketing plan and communications strategy.

I am also responsible for our media activity which includes the production of publications such as the Annual Yearbook and National Championships, as well as managing our website and social media channels.

In my spare time I am a keen follower of most sports, particularly Norwich City FC, as well as assisting my father with his antiques and collectibles business.

Mobile: 07827 463355
E-mail: matt@bowlsengland.com

Matt Wordingham
Matt Wordingham

Communications

Moira Drost

Customer Services

I am often your first point of call at Bowls England, as I am responsible for all general enquiries that come into the office.

A key area of my work is to ensure your club can make appropriate improvements by administering the club loans as well as supporting the safeguarding at your club by providing the DBS checks for your members when requested.

I will also ensure that your club enjoys its commemorative day with a Bowls England representative team as I am responsible for arranging the Celebration Matches for your special occasion.

Outside of work I enjoy reading and spending time with my family. I have two sons, a lovely daughter in law, and two grandchildren.

Mobile: 07789 026288
E-mail: moira@bowlsengland.com

Moira Drost

Customer Services

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