Beccie Breeds

    Bookings & Admin Team

    Beccie joined Metropolitan in 2020 working on our admin team looking after memberships and enquires. Beccie has a wealth of experience in hospitality and is a welcome addition to the team at Metropolitan.

        John Beecham


        John has been a Chef for 16 years, loves football, worked for a number of venues including The Battle-Axes & Aldenham Golf Club.

            John Crawford


            John joined the team in 2021 having been a Head Groundsman for over 10 years. John has a huge amount of varied experience in sports turf management and working with fine turf.

                Timothy Cakebread

                Admin Manager

                Tim brings a wealth of experience to the admin at Bushey, with a number of years experience in events management at Just Smile Ltd.

                    Marianne Owen

                    Financial Planning & Analysis

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

                        Darren Glenister

                        Gym Manager & Personal Trainer

                        Ex-Royal Marine, was a physio at Watford Football Club and loves fishing. Darren also runs #afitterme course here at Bushey.

                            Andy Haigh

                            Bar Manager

                            Was a Constable in the Metropolitan Police and joint the club in 2004. He loves fishing and a number of other hobbies.

                                Melanie Moreton

                                Assistant Operations Manager

                                Joined the club in 2008 and also has experience working in a number of pubs & venues locally. She’s often the face behind the bar & looks after them.


                                    Les Newman


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                                        David Rees

                                        Managing Director

                                        David Rees is Managing Director of Metropolitan, and a Director of Just Smile Ltd, Dare Events Ltd & Chiltern Voice 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.