Business expert joins World Bowls board
World Bowls president John Bell and his executive colleagues are delighted to announce the appointment of Claire Leonard, one of the UK’s leading lights in the field of strategic marketing and business development, to the organisation’s Board of Directors.
‘It’s a further extension of our resolve to grow the World Bowls brand and capture the best possible corporate growth from our international potential,’ Mr Bell said at the announcement. ‘Claire is one of the top professionals in her field and we’re thrilled to have her wealth of talent, dynamism and positivity on the board.’
Claire Leonard brings more than 20 years of experience and a success proven track record to the role. She has worked in-house and on a consultancy basis for major international, national and regional businesses, as well as a stint with various departments of the UK Government going through technology changes and cultural shifts.
Now a Director with Newcastle upon Tyne’s highly successful Hunter Johnstone Marketing Solutions organisation, she uses her extensive skill set in strategic results-driven marketing consultancy, business development and business-change project management.
Claire is a marketing and communications graduate with additional qualifications in Event Management and Further Education delivery, and has worked with the World Bowls Board since 2013, where she has advised and contributed to the delivery of the marketing requirements set out in their Strategic Plan mindful of budgetary constraints. She also project managed the delivery of the new website and provides ongoing advice and support to the Board.
In formalising the announcement, World Bowls president John Bell also paid tribute and expressed great appreciation to Colleen Gilbert from Broadbeach, Australia, whose term as Appointed Director concluded last month.
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One of our all-time greats, Neil McInnes passed away on February 2, 2017. He was 88. Condolences may be sent to his family at 1108 N. Jackson, Glendale, CA 91207.
Neil is a Hall of Famer inducted for his tenacious play and superb skill in the sport of bowls, Here he is pictured George Ralston Jr., Joe Sheppard, Frank Souza and Kenny Degenhardt as they represented the U.S. internationally. Neil is considered one of the top players in this country and our heart goes out to his family in their loss. It's a loss for lawn bowls!
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Our head umpire Melanie Vizenor is bringing back a popular column from our former head umpire extraordinaire Conrad Melton called Ump Stumpers where we're asked how we might resolve an issue that arises during the course of a match using the Laws of the Sport of Bowls to defend your argument. This is meant to be a fun informative conversation that will test and challenge your knowledge of the game. This new website will archive the questions and answers and provide you with a place to comment and join the discussion. We hope you enjoy this new (revised) forum.
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Santa Monica launch their new site and it has a lot of nice features. Check it out, we can learn a lot from each other as we try to promote this game we all love! Click on this link to see what our California friends have created! http://www.smbowls.org
Council approves the move of Village Green Lawn Bowls Club in Arkansas from the Central Divisionn to the South Central division.
Check out Neil's great win over a very talented Jason Greenslade. To put this in perspective, Greenslade only a few days earlier was the skip who defeated the great Alex Marshall in the pairs.
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