Mark O’Connor was appointed as a board member to the Bowls New Zealand board in September 2021.  Immediately prior to this role, Mark was the President of Bowls New Zealand where he represented the organisation in the community for two years.

In his professional life, Mark is currently the General Manager of the Lower Hutt After Hours Medical Centre in Wellington, however his background is mainly in sports and not-for-profit administration with senior sporting roles with Wellington Rugby League, New Zealand Rugby League and Swimming New Zealand.

Along with his administrative roles within sport, Mark is or has been President – Whitby Bowling Club, Chair – Bowls Wellington, and Trustee – Wellington High Performance Aquatics and has managed a number of international teams overseas to Oceania, Pan-Pacific and World championships.

Mark has been involved with bowls for over 30 years and has been a member of many clubs including Woolston Park, St Clair, Taihape, Devonport, Plimmerton & Whitby where he currently is a member.

Mark is married with two teenage children

Appointed to the Board: 2019