Ivy started her career as a Bank Clerk with the Commercial Bank; then with husband Des they owned the Wellington Roadhouse which they operated for 28 years, working 7 days a week.
While there they invested into a small hobby farm of 170 acres, which they still own and run a few beef cattle and grow their own hay.
After selling the Roadhouse in 2002, they built a new home on the banks of the Murray River at Wellington.
Ivy joined the Jervois Bowling Club in 1962 and is now a Life Member of the Club having served on most committees and held the positions of President, Secretary and member of the Club Administration.
She has also held the positions of President and Secretary of the Lower Murray Women's Bowling Association and been awarded Life Membership.
In 1990 she joined the South Australian Women's Bowling Association as a Councillor and went on to become the Executive Member for Division 6 until the SAWBA merged with the Royal SA Bowling Association to form Bowls SA in 2003.
Since then Ivy has been a Board Director and was appointed Vice President of Bowls SA in 2007.
Ivy first being elected as President in 2008 represented a new direction for Bowls SA as the first female to take on this role for the organisation.
At the Bowls SA AGM
on 3 September 2012, Ivy
was re-elected for her
4th term as President.