A leading figure for bowls in New Zealand for many years, Kerry Clark, has been made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
He was appointed an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 1989 for services to bowls. He has been Bowls New Zealand chief executive since its amalgamation in 1996 and chaired the World Bowls laws committee since 2004, overseeing the rewriting of the game’s laws three times.
He chaired the Bowls Events New Zealand board which organised the 2008 world championships. In this role, he was also responsible for accessing the funding required to run the World Bowls international events in New Zealand from 2004 to 2008, and the World Bowls internationals in Christchurch from 2013 to 2016.