Tenpin Bowling Australia Board
In carrying out its responsibilities and powers as set out in this
Charter, the Tenpin Bowling Australia Limited (TBA) Board will at all times recognise its overriding responsibility to act honestly, fairly, diligently and in accordance with the law in fulfilling its primary responsibility of looking after the interests of the sport of tenpin bowling in Australia.
The Board works to promote and maintain an environment and culture within TBA, wherein the mission and values are central reference points and sources of motivation, for all staff and volunteers.
Board of Directors
Jerome Joseph Chairman Jerome is CEO/Executive Director of BRC Life, a company that is part of the BRC Capital group of companies. With over 25 years of total business P&L responsibility within the Facilities Management /Outsourced Services, Food Service Distribution, Food Manufacturing, Hospitality sectors, Jerome is a highly skilled operational senior executive who has worked with leading Fortune 500 organisations across Australia and Asia. Jerome holds a number of board appointments, and this includes Board Member, St Vincent’s Health Australia Foundation Victoria and Executive Chairman Segen Recruitment.
Shane Bernhardt Director -Vice Chairman A graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Shane has over 40 years’ experience as a player, coach and administrator in the sporting industry. As the General Manager of Community Cricket with the South Australian Cricket Association, Shane has 18 years’ experience developing strategies for the sustainable growth of cricket participation as well as leading crickets’ volunteers in developing inclusive, welcoming and child safe association and club structures. Previously, Shane has been a director on the Tenpin SA Board. Shane is also a high performance coach in cricket and tenpin bowling. Chairman of Finance, Risk and Audit Committee.
Hish FernandoDirector Hish is the CEO of Storyflik, a digital business focused on improving culture through neuropsychology and storytelling. Hish is a management consultant with a technology background, spealising in data analytics and data governance. His tech business have seen him working across sports such as Tennis, Cricket and Rugby Union. He is a Director on several boards and passionate about creating skills-based volunteering opportunities. Chairman of Governance, Nomination and Remuneration Commitee.
Matt To’omua Director Over the past 13 years, Matt has gone on to be one of Australia’s most prolific sports professionals, both domestically and internationally. Matt has accumulated 54 caps for the Australian Wallabies, headlined by 2 Rugby World Cups and has fulfilled many leadership appointments as Captain and Vice-Captain as well as being a member of the Wallabies Leadership Group.
Morty Douglass Director Energetic and empathetic, Morty is one of tenpin bowling’s most active volunteers – he is actively involved with bowlers at every level including grass-roots, all-abilities and elite. With broad-ranging communication skills, the proprietor of a small centre, manager of a large centre, proactive TBAQ Board member for over 17 years and Queensland Adult Committee leader for 10 years, Australian and State representative, and experienced Tournament Director and promoter, Morty has unique insights and abilities that span the bowling community at large.
Geoff BownessDirector Holding a Bachelor of Design and Technology and a Bachelor of Industrial Arts (Education), Geoff has over 40 years’ experience in the sport as a High Performance coach at State, National and International levels and 35 years as a pro shop owner and operator. Through over 30 years’ experience as an educator and mentor, Geoff Brings extensive experience in the areas of educational transformation, planning and budgeting.
Renee Woolley Director A State Operations Manager with over 13 years management experience working in the entertainment, retail, hospitality and sport industry, Renee is currently State Operations Manager for Zone Bowling and Timezone Victoria and Tasmania. Renee is the National League Manager at Zone Bowling with a primary focus to increasing participation and bowler satisfaction.
Graeme Cox Director Graeme is the General Manager of the SuperStrike group; a chain of 4 bowling centres across the Newcastle region. Representing the independent bowling centres, with over 20 years’ experience managing bowling centres and a passion for developing the sport, Graeme brings a wealth of proprietor experience to the Board.