FIH's Neilson reunites with Oram at World Bowling
Chris Neilson, the experienced UK television executive, has taken on a role at World Bowling, the international governing body of the sport of ten pin bowling, as business development and innovation director.
Neilson (pictured) joins World Bowling from the FIH, field hockey's governing body, where he was TV and broadcast director.
He joined the FIH as media rights manager in May 2017, and then succeeded Andy Oram when he left the FIH mid-way through 2019.
Oram has been chief executive of World Bowling since November.
Neilson joined the FIH after a short spell as channel manager at My5, a free-to-air channel of the UK commercial broadcaster Channel 5.
He is a former rights and acquisitions manager at BT Sport, the UK pay-television broadcaster, and has also worked for its rival Sky and free-to-air network ITV.
In November 2018, World Bowling appointed Reddentes Sports, the Singapore-based sports agency, to develop new broadcast properties, manage the distribution of its media rights and explore new commercial opportunities.
The agency was also been tasked with developing long-term strategies for World Bowling’s properties and calendar of events, including a five-year plan to 2023 for its annual flagship event, the World Bowling Tour.