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.

            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.

                                Jon Stanley

                                Head Groundsman

                                Jon is our Head Groundsman and is responsible for the booking of our sports pitches and grounds for teams playing sport.

                                    Matt Taylor


                                    Matt lives in Croxley Green and has been a groundsman at the club for many years. You can find Matt on the tractor in the field or helping in the clubhouse for events


                                        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.