Lorna Betts

    Operations Manager

    Lorna Betts joins Metropolitan with a wealth of experience in catering and functions. She is responsible for the food & beverage service and the operations of our function suites and bar.

        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.

                Stephen Crabtree

                Accounts & Facilities

                Stephen has experience in banking, facilities & Health & Safety. He has previous experience at Barclays Bank & Watford Football Club.

                    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.

                                                Graham Searle


                                                Graham Searle is a retired Chief Superintendent with the Metropolitan Police where he spent the majority of his 35 year career in the CID.  He was actively involved in sport throughout his career mainly the game of bowls where he served for 23 consecutive years on the Met. Police Bowls Association Committee.  He was Chairman of that Association for the last eight of those years.
                                                He also served on the British Police Flat Green Bowls Executive for 10 years where he was also the manager and a selector for both the British Police and English Police Teams. He was awarded his MPAA Colours in 1974 and following his retirement in 1999 was awarded Honorary Life Membership of the MPAA for Services to Sport.
                                                He has used the Club at Bushey since it was opened for sport and social events but it was following his retirement that he was asked to become the Vice President (Deputy Chairman) of the Cub.  When the club became a Company Limited by Guarantee he was one of the first Directors, a position he has held until the present time..

                                                    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 Chairman

                                                            Mark Strugnell is the only serving police officer on the Board of Directors. He 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.