Jon Cockcroft

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.cockcroft@bowlsengland.com

Jon Cockcroft

Chief Executive

Alistair Hollis

Increasing participation and delivering a positive experience for players, officials and volunteers is vital for the future of our sport.

I lead the Sport Development team working across club and county support, competitive events, development and performance operations.  A key recent focus has been leading the support our clubs in response to Covid-19 as part of the delivery and expansion of our membership offer.

I work collaboratively with our development arm, the Bowls Development Alliance, on the planning and delivery of participation programmes, including our ‘Back2Bowls’ campaign and the National Open Weekend, to increase the numbers of people playing the sport.  This will include the development of a Junior Performance Pathway to provide fulfilling experiences for our young players.

I also oversee our competition and bowls event programme, working closely with the Performance Director and International Managers to ensure all operational elements are delivered effectively.  I provide the operational link with Commonwealth Games England, Birmingham 2022 and other nations in relation to international competition.

Away from work, I continue to participate in bowls at County level and enjoy watching most sports, and and am a season ticket holder at Leicester City FC.

Mobile: 07765 050408
E-mail: alistair.hollis@bowlsengland.com

Alistair Hollis

Head of Sport Development

Helen Slimm

My role is to manage Bowls England’s Business Operations function, providing efficient and effective support for the team.  I am responsible for the governance of the organisation, working with the governance working party and key providers to ensure that all the policies are regularly reviewed and updated.

I champion the organisations commitment to safeguarding, diversity, inclusion and clean sport.  Whilst overseeing the annual dinners, health and safety, IT, human resources, legal support, insurance and other business functions.

Outside of the office, I enjoy playing competitive outdoor bowls.  I am a member of Whitnash Sports and Social Club, and Warwickshire’s Amy Rose Bowls Team Manager.  In my spare time, I enjoy paper-crafting and during the winter months, I am a season ticket holder and avid supporter of the Coventry Blaze Ice Hockey Team.

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

Helen Slimm

Head of Business Operations

Penny Maguire

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.maguire@bowlsengland.com

Penny Maguire

Finance Manager (Part-Time)

Jamie Chestney

We want to ensure every new bowler’s first experience is enjoyable and memorable.

I am responsible for the development and delivery of our national campaigns and initiatives, and am leading our first national open weekend in May 2021 where we will empower clubs to organise fun, engaging events that will bring new people into our sport.

I also provide support to our counties and clubs across a number of areas including club affiliation, insight and data.

Outside of work I enjoy participating in, and watching any sport, live or on TV, particularly Bowls, 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.chestney@bowlsengland.com

Jamie Chestney

Development Officer (Part-Time)

Lee Rowland

One of our key objectives is to help all players to enjoy a fulfilling relationship with our sport, and this includes our annual programme of competitions and events where players can be stretched, rewarded and committed.

I am your first point of contact for all competitions-related enquiries, from point of entry and Laws enquiries to National Finals, with the aim of delivering a positive experience for players and officials throughout.

I also work with our Communications Team to ensure that information is shared with all participants in a timely manner.

In addition, I am also responsible for arranging all travel, accommodation and logistics for our performance teams, and provide support for our junior performance programmes.

Away from work I love to participate indoors and outdoors in all major bowls competitions and enjoy following snooker. Other interests involve gardening, walking and trips away in our campervan with my family.

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

Lee Rowland

Sports Operations Officer

Matt Wordingham

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 Report, 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.wordingham@bowlsengland.com

Matt Wordingham
Matt Wordingham

Content Officer

Moira Drost

My role is to assist with Bowls England’s finances.  I process all the income and expenditure for the organisation; ensuring all BACS payments are processed, online payments reconciled and all mileage claims accounted for in a timely and efficient way.  I support in matters relating to health and safety, office regulations, club insurance, stock control and other administrative requirements.

I manage the tournament licenses, processing them when received and updating the website accordingly.  For 2021, I will ensure that clubs enjoy their commemorative occasions by organising Bowls England select teams to attend celebration matches.

Outside of work I enjoy travelling to new places, reading, and spending time with my family.  I have two sons, one who is married, so I have a lovely daughter in law, and two grandchildren.

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

Moira Drost

Finance and Administration Officer

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