Soon after taking up bowls Jeanette became very involved especially in the umpiring area where she became a badged umpire in 1991. She later became a member of the Bowls New Zealand umpires committee for six years, travelling to many bowling centres. In 2006 Jeanette represented New Zealand as an ITO at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.

In addition to this she has served on the investigations committee for the Bowls NZ Hall of Fame, has administered bowls at a club and centre level and was President of Auckland Bowls for two years.  

Jeanette currently lives in Auckland and was educated at Epsom Girls Grammar School. On leaving, she worked at the bank of New South Wales and later married and became a full time house wife and mother to three sons. She then moved to Greytown in the Wairarapa to dairy farm and then owned and managed a berry fruit garden.

When not involved with bowls Jeanette enjoys gardening, reading and cooking.

She is very passionate about lawn bowls, a game that all can participate in. 

Jeanette became our President in 2017. 

Appointed to the Board: 2017