Kareena Cuthbert appointed Head of High Performance Bowls
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Kareena Cuthbert as Bowls Scotland’s new Head of High Performance Bowls.
Kareena comes from a Hockey background having competed for Scotland through the youth ranks and making her full international debut at the age of 21. The highlight of her career was representing Scotland at the 2010 and 2018 Commonwealth Games. She demonstrated great leadership skills and was appointed Scotland Women’s Hockey team captain for the last five years of her career which included winning the 2019 European Trophy at Glasgow Green in front of a packed home crowd.
In her professional life, Kareena has spent the last 15 years managing a dual career in performance sport and as a private sector health care professional. Since retiring from competing, she has immersed herself in understanding the governance of sport and now holds positions on the Scottish Hockey and GB Hockey Board as a Non-Executive Director with a focus on performance.
In her role as Head of High Performance Bowls, Kareena will provide leadership and direction to develop a system that consistently ensures Scottish bowlers can perform with distinction on the world stage.
Look forward to starting her new role, Kareena said: “I am relishing the opportunity to build on the successes Scottish bowlers have already had at Commonwealth and world stage competitions.
“The ambition is to evolve and develop the talent pathways for players and coaches and ultimately grow a performance environment that will support continued future success.”
Bowls Scotland CEO, Alan McMillan, added: “I am delighted to welcome Kareena to our team. Kareena comes to Bowls Scotland with a vast knowledge of High Performance sport as well as an understanding of the importance of coaching, sports science support and competition structures that form part of a world class athletes development.
“Kareena will oversee the delivery of the operational aspects of the High Performance programme, whilst leading our strategic outcomes to be the best bowling nation in the world.
“Her can-do attitude and knowledge as a former world class athlete will assist Bowls Scotland to move our sport forward.”
Kareena will begin her post with Bowls Scotland on Monday 3rd July 2023.