Tony Allcock OBE

Chief Executive

Tony Allcock OBE

Chief Executive

Penny Maguire

Business Services Manager

Penny leads our Business Services Team, covering Finance for Bowls England and Coach Bowls, Social Events, National Championships and general office administration.

What are your hobbies and interests?

My main hobby is studying History and travelling to all historical sites around the world. My most relaxing hobby is building jigsaw puzzles without using the pictures. I am dedicated to my family and spend my spare time with my children and grandchildren.

Penny Maguire

Business Services Manager

Alistair Hollis

Operational Services Manager

Alistair leads our Operational Services Team, which covers a number of areas of Bowls England’s work including communications, competitions, international events and club support.

What are your hobbies and interests?
I  am passionate about bowls, having been introduced to the sport by my parents at an early age, and still enjoy playing competitively in my home county, Leicestershire. Outside of bowls, I enjoy watching most sports and am a season ticket holder at Leicester City FC.

Fun Fact
I celebrated Leicester City’s 2000 Worthington Cup Final success in the fountain in Trafalgar Square!

Claim to fame
In my former career as a journalist, I interviewed many famous faces including celebrity chef Rustie Lee and Tony Blair during his successful 1997 General Election campaign.

Alistair Hollis

Operational Services Manager

Dawn Chapman

Business Services Administrator

 

Dawn Chapman

Business Services Administrator

Helen Slimm

PA to the Chief Executive

Helen is the Personal Assistant to Chief Executive, Tony Allcock OBE. In addition to correspondence on behalf of the Chief Executive and Board, her role covers Annual Meetings, Annual Dinners and International Events.

What are your hobbies and interests?
I enjoy playing competitive outdoor bowls, representing Whitnash Sports and Social Club in Warwickshire. As well as playing bowls; I am Warwickshire’s Under 31 Team Manager, a Coach Bowls Coach, Coach Bowls Assessor and Umpire. In my spare time I enjoy paper crafting and socialising. During the winter months I love watching the ice hockey and am a season ticket holder for the Coventry Blaze.

Fun Fact
TBA 

Claim to fame
While I was at school, I featured in an episode of Police, Camera, Action with Alastair Stewart OBE. I was an ‘extra’ that was covered in fake blood and hit during a road collision accident which was filmed on the road outside our school.

Helen Slimm

PA to the Chief Executive

John Hughes

Club and County Support Advisor

 

John Hughes

Club and County Support Advisor

Lee Rowland

Operational Services Administrator

Lee administrates the operations involved with the National Competitions which covers a number of areas of Bowls England’s work including communications, competitions, international events and club support.

What are your hobbies and interests?
Bowls has been a major part of my life from an early age when I was introduced to the game by my parents, to this day I love to compete competitively indoors and outdoors in all major competitions. Snooker has been a rival secondary sport that I enjoy following on and off the table. Gardening, walking and trips away to the coast are my other interests that make up my fun filled packed lifestyle.

Claim to fame
Qualifying for the Scottish Open back in 2011, competing against the then world number one Paul Foster on home soil live in front of the BBC TV cameras.

Lee Rowland

Operational Services Administrator

Matt Wordingham

Publications and Media Officer

Matt is Bowls England’s Publications/Media Officer and has been with the company since September 2013. He reports to the Operational Services Manager and is responsible for Bowls England’s social media platforms and news items as well as producing the Annual Yearbook, National Championship programme amongst other publications.

What are your hobbies and interests?
I am a former competitive bowler, previously playing the sport for 15 years reaching several national finals and being a squad member for the 2015 Men’s Junior Internationals. I assist my father with an antiques/collectables business, regularly attending auctions, antique fairs and car boot sales. With my journalism background I write freelance for Bowls International, Inside Bowls and Drops Cycling, a UK-based women’s cycling team. Originally from Northamptonshire, the football teams I support are AFC Rushden and Diamonds and Premier League outfit Norwich City FC.

Fun Fact
I have obtained the nickname ‘Happy Shopper’ from Tony Allcock OBE due to the regularity of finding 6p bargains from Tesco or Co-op, such as doughnuts or cakes for staff treats!

Claim to fame
In a previous role at BBC Sport, I was a production assistant at the 2011 Sports Personality of the Year Awards. My duties included being the ‘body double’ for various sports stars during rehearsals, including Sir Mo Farah and Sir Steve Redgrave, whilst being interviewed by Sue Barker, Gary Lineker and Jake Humphrey.

Matt Wordingham
Matt Wordingham

Publications and Media Officer

Moira Drost

Business Services Administrator

What are your hobbies and interests?
I enjoy reading, and spending time with my family. I have two sons, a lovely daughter in law, and two grandchildren.

Fun Fact
I have done one skydive, narrowly missing a thorn tree when I landed, cracking a couple of ribs, so I never did it again. The parachute was tangled in said thorn tree, and had to be chopped out with an axe. Only in Africa!

Claim to fame
I don’t have a claim to fame, but my eldest son assisted a Royal Prince in Canada, whose land rover was broken down on the side of the road. My son stopped to assist, only realising who it was when the head popped out from under the bonnet of the land Rover.

Moira Drost

Business Services Administrator

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