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The Board

TRISTAN HALL

CHAIRMAN

Sunningdale Golf Club, Secretary
Joined CMAE in 2008
CCM achieved in 2010
LHC Board Member since February 2014
Chairman June 2019

BSc in Outdoor Leisure & Recreation Management.

Starting my Club Management career with little more than an interest in golf I have sought education and experiences in both the proprietary and private member clubs to obtain the skills and knowledge to support me in managing one of the most prestigious golf Clubs in the world. My aim as Chairman of the region is to support the learning and development of all forms of people involved in our industry.  I believe in the CMAE education pathway and support its development throughout the years.  I cannot think of a better way for aspiring Club Managers to continue their professional development.

ALASTAIR CURBBUN CCM

REGIONAL EDUCATION

Brooks’s Club London, Assistant Secretary
Joined CMAE in 2001
CCM achieved in 2008

Involved in CMAE education seminars since 2003. Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality and CCM, worked in 5 star hotels and then Brooks’s. Has stayed at Brooks’s for 27 years same position!

EDWARD PLUNKET CMDip

BOARD MEMBER

City of London Club, Secretary
Joined CMAE in 2013
LHC Board since 2016

Having worked in hospitality since 1988, in England and abroad, I joined Clubland in 2001 as Restaurant Manager at The Naval and Military Club before moving to Boodle’s as House Manager in 2004. In 2017 I took over the running of The City of London Club. In 2013 I started the CCM Pathway and have completed 4 stages to date.

ADAM WALSH CCM

YOUNG MANAGERS GROUP CHAIR

Sunningdale Golf Club, General Manager
Joined CMAE in 2015
CCM gained in 2018
LHC Board Member since 2019

I am the General Manager at Sunningdale Golf Club.  I have worked in the golf industry for over 15 years as both a PGA Professional and Salesperson in management positions.  In 2018 I achieved my CCM status and am looking forward to expanding my knowledge through the CMAE. I also run the CMAE Young Managers Group which hosts events specially for those managers or aspiring managers under 35. Outside of work I love visiting new places, have a passion for restaurants and cooking, as well as an array of sports.

ROSS MATHESON

BOARD MEMBER

AELTC, Club Manager
Joined CMAE in 2017
LHC Board member since 2018

In 2007 he became the Group Racquets Manager at the new David Lloyd Leisure business. From 2011 he spent three years as the Performance Network Manager at the Lawn Tennis Association responsible for the funding, structure and development of the Governing Body’s Performance Program. In June 2015, he became Club Manager at the most prestigious tennis Club in the World and for the last three years has been immersed in the very highest standards of detail and operational performance.

LEIGHTON WALKER

BOARD MEMBER

Burford Golf Club, General Manager
Joined CMAE in 2008
LHC Board since November 2016

I have a passion for constantly improving facilities and started my Golf Management career in Adelaide, Australia where I am originally from, before moving to the UK in 2005.  A first position with Burhill (now BGL) at Thornbury near Bristol was followed by Ross-on-Wye and Chippenham before landing at my current club, Burford, a members club and fine parkland layout located in the Cotswolds. I am a keen Golfer playing off a handicap of 2, along with enjoying good wine, food, travel and Aussie Rules football! I am currently educated to Management Diploma level.

YASSEN YANKOV CCM

BOARD MEMBER

General Manager, The In & Out (Naval and Military Club)
Joined CMAE in 2016
CCM Achieved in 2020

While studying for a Computing Degree in London, Yassen started working for various hotels and discovered his passion for the hospitality industry. In 2012, joined the prestigious In & Out Club in St. James Square and progressed to become the General Manager in 2018. Joined the CMAE in 2016 and attended the first MDP in Dubai. Achieved the CCM designation in 2020 and in 2021 officially joined the England Region Board of Directors.