Roy is a 30 year veteran of the Tenpin Bowling Industry pioneered this form of Leisure in South Africa - his birthplace. Established a national chain of 11 Centres in South Africa
Roy is a 30 year veteran of the Tenpin Bowling Industry pioneered this form of Leisure in South Africa - his birthplace. Established a national chain of 11 Centres in South Africa before emigrating to Australia in 1986 where he took up a position with AMF Bowling as Regional Manager in NSW progressing after 7 years in that role to CEO of that Corporation a position which he occupied for 3 years until 1996 when he set up BowlAustralia - a privately funded and operated bowling group. This Group was acquired by Macquarie Leisure in 2005 and he was appointed CEO of Macquarie Leisure's bowling division which also included the AMF Bowling chain in Australia. Widely regarded as an expert in the operation, development and management of Bowling and Leisure businesses enjoying an enviable international reputation. Appointed to the Advisory Board of the School of Sport, Leisure and Tourism Management in the Faculty of Business at the University of Technology in 1998 and Chaired the Board for 5 years making a meaningful contribution to this School both in an Advisory capacity as well as an external Lecturer. In 2013, he received distinctive recognition by being appointed an Industry Fellow of the Faculty of Business at the University of Technology (UTS).
In 2013 established National Bowling & Recreation Centres Pty Limited (NBRC) an integrated leisure distribution business providing an exclusive brand of speciality attractions. NBRC established, developed and operated the unique Family Entertainment Centre under the brand name of AttracTivity Entertainment. Lauded for its integration of leading edge entertainment attractions, AttracTivity Entertainment became the benchmark for 'out of home' leisure experience. It was sold to the Fun-Lab Group in June 2017. Roy is retained in a consultancy capacity to a number of major domestic and international leisure related groups providing specialist project management services and strategic operational and marketing direction.