Claire Kirikal

    Operations Manager

    Claire has a wealth of experience working within the events and hospitality industry, and has worked for prestigious London venues, including private members club, Home Grown, Butlers Wharf and the HAC.

        Laura Butler

        Sales & Events Office Manager

        Laura joined us with a wealth of experience in events, having worked in Central London organising and managing large events and Weddings.

            Abby Dennis

            Marketing & Events

            Abby manages our marketing and coordinates own events. She has a wealth of experience in local marketing and events, having had her own business for many years and is a contractor.

                Marianne Owen

                Financial Planning & Analysis

                Marianne has experience in finance, management and as a business analyst. She has previous senior experience at Marks and Spencer, Yodel and Ralph Lauren.

                    Jazz Sidhu

                    Food & Beverage Manager

                    Jazz joined us in April 2024 as our Food & Beverage Manager.  He brings with him over 25 years of experience in the food and beverage sector, and managing large hotels in London as a Cluster Manager.

                        Fenella Stevens

                        Event Operations

                        Fenella has worked for some of the biggest and best hospitality brands.

                            Earl Scarlett

                            Head Chef

                            Earl joined the team, as Head Chef at Metropolitan in 2023, he has previously been Head Chef at Letchworth Golf Club.

                                John Lewis

                                Head of Grounds

                                John is our Head of Grounds and joined us from Haberdashers Boys School after 11 years. John has 32 years of working in the grounds field, during this time has worked at Dame Alice Owen School, Potters Bar FC, and Potters Bar CC. John lives with his partner and has two sons and grandchildren.


                                    Les Newman


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                                        David Rees

                                        Managing Director

                                        David Rees is Managing Director of Metropolitan, and a Director of Just Smile Ltd and has a history as Director for a number of media companies over the past 20 years. In addition to this, David has a wealth of experience in business planning & management, team leadership and in marketing for media, events, venues & leisure sectors.

                                            Catherine Roper

                                            Acting Chair

                                            Met Commander – Head of Profession for Crime Prevention, Inclusion and Engagement.

                                                Gideon Springer


                                                Gideon Springer is a retired Chief Superintendent from the Met Police. He also served for three years in Northants Police as a Superintendent. He has been a regular attendee at the club for 25 years and lives locally. He has a great deal of leadership and management experience from a number of project management and senior police roles. He focused his career on delivering excellent community and partnership policing and was a Gold Public Order Commander for London. He was also the principal Match Commander for Chelsea Football Club.

                                                    Sharon Stimpson


                                                    Sharon Stimpson is a former Metropolitan Police Detective Sergeant, having retired in 2011 after 30 years. Sharon had a variety of roles both within the Met and on secondment from it. She has been coming to the club with her family since it opened in 1967 when she was a small child. Sharon is a member of the Retired Police Service Association at the Club and is one of it’s past Presidents. She has been a Director for the last four years.

                                                        Mark Strugnell

                                                        Vice Chair

                                                        Mark Strugnell is a Detective Superintendent with a very varied career in local and specialist crime. Mark and his family have lived locally in Bushey/Watford area for more than twenty years. He has served on the Board of Directors for over eight years and is currently the Vice Chair.