Board of Directors

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 Fernando
Director

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.
Geoff Bowness
Director

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.
Julia Featherstone
Director

Queensland Julia Featherston joins the board as an accomplished and impactful Human Resource leader with professional experience across Canada and Australia.

Julia possesses demonstrated leadership competencies in transforming strategy into workable goals and creating a shared sense of purpose across an organisation and within specific business units.

A dedicated people leader focused on team development, engagement and empowerment. Julia is a bachelor of Arts graduate with honours in Psychology and a master’s in counselling psychology.

As a director on the TBA Board, Julia will have a national people and culture focus for her role and will fill a casual vacancy until the next Annual General Meeting in 2023.
Graham Pearson
Director

After serving over ten years on the Victorian TBA board, Graham Pearson joins the national board boasting extensive experience in Tenpin Bowling.

Well known for his work and involvement in the sport in Victoria, Graham played a crucial role in the successful merger of the two Melbourne-based Tenpin Bowling Associations and their re-affiliation with Tenpin Bowling Australia.

Graham has worked in several roles for the Endeavour Foundation for over a decade and provides experience in Commercial Customer Service and site management with a focus on supporting people with intellectual disabilities to live their best life.

Graham was elected to the board at Annual General Meeting in 2022.
Andrew Jacklin
Director

Andrew is an experienced manager with a demonstrated history of working in the commercial sector & entertainment industry.

A graduate of RMIT in Marketing and Engineering, Andrew brings abundant knowledge and experience with research, English, engineering, marketing, and project management skills.

Well known in the Tenpin Bowling community in Victoria, Andrew is heavily involved in the sport of tenpin bowling. A bowler, a centre manager, and serving on several tenpin bowling boards, including the Independent Bowling Centres Association (ICBA).

Andrew will hold the IBCA appointed director position on the TBA board.

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