Bowls Victoria appoints Tony Sherwill as CEO

by Team BV

Bowls Victoria has announced the appointment of Tony Sherwill as Chief Executive Officer.

Sherwill, a 15-year veteran of the sport is excited to take on the challenge.

“I am honoured to be appointed to the Chief Executive Officer role and I am eagerly looking forward to leading Bowls Victoria.”

“I see this as a great opportunity to work alongside the BV Board to ensure the future growth of our sport.”

After an eleven-year stint at Bowls Australia, most recently as Chief Operating Officer, Sherwill is in a sense returning home, after previously working for Bowls Victoria for four years in Club Development and later as Development Manager.

He is a highly credentialed administrator who has played a significant role both in growing participation and our Jackaroos success on the International stage.


Jack Heverin interviews Tony Sherwill on his new role.


Bowls Victoria President Barb Gilbert, who sat on the CEO appointment committee following an exhaustive recruitment search – said the Board was extremely pleased with the calibre and volume of quality candidates who put themselves forward for the role.

“Bowls Victoria received more than 40 applicants for the position of Chief Executive Officer – a ringing endorsement of the direction in which our sport is heading,” Gilbert said.

“Ultimately, Tony’s strong government links, background in governance and club experience was what set him apart.”

“On top of that, Tony has an intimate knowledge of our sport and our stakeholders thanks to his own experience in bowls administration and his personal passion for the game.”

“I’m confident Tony will bring innovative thinking and strong leadership to the organisation as we continue to grow and strengthen our relationships with stakeholders.”

The Board of Bowls Victoria wishes to acknowledge the contribution of Wesley Fawaz who stepped up and took on the Interim CEO role allowing a smooth transition during this time.

Sherwill will commence in the role on 1 July 2019.