Board Structure

President & CEO

John Bell
John BellPresident
World Bowls Director for Europe 2012 – 2014.
Represented England between 1978 and 1998 worldwide winning: 4 World titles, 1 European, 4 British Isles, and 6 National titles. Performance Director for 2010 and 2014 England Commonwealth Games Team in Delhi and Glasgow– with 24 of 27 players involved winning medals. England Team Manager from 2000 until Present. Life member of Bowls England and Cumbria Bowling Association. Former Head of Tourism for Carlisle City Council.
Gary Smith
Gary SmithCEO
Chief Executive since the formation of World Bowls in 2001.
Previously Bank Manager with Barclays Bank and a Marketing Manager of the Bowls Division of a global sports equipment company.
Represented both England and Scotland in an international bowling career covering over three decades, gaining over 100 caps. Numerous national and international indoor and outdoor titles. World Indoor Pairs champion and a Commonwealth Games Pairs Medallist.

Board Members

John McArdle
John McArdleRegional Director
Regional Director for Africa and the Americas and supporting the following countries: Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, USA

Regional Director World Bowls 2012- Present.
Previous administrations: Chairman-Eskom Rosherville Club 1982 – 1997, President-Near East Rand Bowls 1997-1999, President Bowls-South Africa 2001-2005, President-African Bowls 2001-2005, Deputy President-World Bowls 2006-2008, President-World Bowls 2008-2012, Vice President-CMSB 2008-2012

Holds Life Memberships: Eskom Club Rosherville, Federation of Eskom Clubs, Alberton Bowling Club, Near East Rand Bowls, Erkuhuleni Bowls, Bowls South Africa, World Bowls.

Garry Collins
Garry CollinsRegional Director
Regional Director for Europe and representing: Cyprus, England, France, Guernsey, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Jersey, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Turkey and Wales.

Represented Guernsey internationally for 15 years and been a sports administrator for 19 years, he was President of the British Isles Bowls Council in 2015 and currently a Director of the Guernsey Commonwealth Games Association. Previous careers in banking, accounting and works part-time for a Trust Company in Guernsey. Elected onto his local parish and holds public office.

Claudius Lam
Claudius LamDevelopment Director
Since started bowling in 1996, Claudius Lam has been actively involved in the development of lawn bowls in Hong Kong. Over the years he established the umpire and coach training and accreditation system in Hong Kong, liaising with the government on the provision of new greens, as well as actively promoting the sports throught the media.

He has been actively helping out on the development of the sport in China and Macau, involve in the building of greens and training of umpires and coaches in these two places. He also held position in the umpiring and coaching committees of Macau Lawn Bowls Association and China Multi Bowls Association at their start up period.

On regional level, Claudius assumed the duty to assist the World Bowls Regional Director in Asia and Oceana in 2016 to help the Asian countries to develop the sport.

Hazel Wilson
Hazel WilsonWorld Bowls Director
Manager of the Welsh Women’s Bowling Team since 2008. Commonwealth Games Team Leader for Welsh Lawn Bowls in Glasgow, 2014 and Gold Coast 2018. Former international player winning a British Isles Singles Title and many national titles. Welsh Women’s Bowling Association Secretary since 2018. Have worked in Further Education for 19 years in various areas including teaching IT, Project Management, Change Management, Quality and Student Support ensuring that students access the support they need. Have recently been appointed Project Manager for the Additional Learning Needs Education and Training Project. Have experience of many administration roles with community and welsh organisations, including management of various websites and development of social media sites.
Scott Roberts
Scott RobertsDevelopment Director
Regional Director for the Americas and reporting to John McArdle supporting the following countries: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Falkland Islands, Jamaica and USA.
Regional Director World Bowls 2018 – Present
Represented USA between 2010 – Present. US Open Singles Champion 2015. US National Singles Champion 2016. World Indoor Cup Bronze 2016.
Digital Project Manager for over 15 years. Previously a Software Engineer for 10 years.
Member of Laguna Beach and Newport Beach in Southern California.
Wayne Moffatt
Wayne Moffatt Asia & Oceania Regional Director
Well-known Australian bowls identity Wayne Moffatt, the recently retired chief executive of Queensland’s Pine Rivers Bowling Club, has been elected to the position of Asia & Oceania Regional Director following the recent World Bowls elections.
Moffatt has been involved with the sport for over 20 years as both a player and administrator, with his club at Pine Rivers a five-time host of the televised Bowls Premier League (BPL) events.
With a background in business, Moffatt will bring a wealth of knowledge from the grassroots level of the sport to World Bowls, the global governing body of the sport.
At World Bowls, Moffatt will be responsible for ensuring the voice of the Asia & Oceania region is heard on the world stage, with the region firmly established as a new financial juggernaut of the world off the green, while also possessing strong bowls roots particularly across Australia and south-east Asia.


Laws Committee

See under Laws & Umpiring

Finance Committee

President – John Bell
Chief Executive – Gary Smith
Financial Planning Consultant – Howard Pryse

Coaching Steering Committee

Dr Simon Botha

Appointments Committee

President &
Regional Directors

Life Members

Eleanor Allan (Scotland)

John Armstrong (Scotland)

Kerry Clark CNZM, OBE (New Zealand)

Nancie Colling MBE (England)

Betty Collins OAM (Australia)

David Johnson (England)

John McArdle (South Africa)