TRISTAN HALL CCM
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.
GABRIELLE BOASE CMDip
Datchet Water Sailing Club, General Manager, Company Secretary, Centre Principal
Joined CMAE in 2012.
I am a qualified Chartered Management Accountant, originally from Ireland where I graduated with a Business Degree from Limerick University. I moved to England in 1985 and worked for large multi-nationals in the Fast Moving Consumers Goods Sector for 15 years. I have enjoyed running Datchet Water Sailing Club for the past ten years. I am married with two children, enjoy attending a Rock Choir and I am an active member of my local community running Village charity events.
MEMBERSHIP OFFICER & TREASURER
The Travellers Club, Assistant Secretary
Joined CMAE in 2003
After moving to London in the 80’s to finish a management training course with John Lewis, I joined the Travellers Club in 1988. Originally employed to help improve the Club’s liquor control system, I have been lucky enough to work in nearly all area of the Club. I have, at various times, overseen the Reception and Bedroom operations, been Membership Secretary, worked in the Club’s Coffee Room (our name for our Restaurant) and managed the banqueting business.
ALASTAIR CURBBUN CCM
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!
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.
LEIGHTON WALKER CMDip
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.
EDWARD PLUNKETT CMDip
Boodle’s, House Manager
Joined CMAE in 2013
LHC Board since 2016
I started my career in restaurants and hotels and after 2 years in the Caribbean joined the Club world in 2001 as Coffee Room Manager. I have been House Manager at Boodle’s since 2004. I started on the CCM pathway in 2013 and have completed 4 stages so far and will continue working towards CCM.
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.
CHRIS DUFFY CMDip
Huddersfield Golf Club, General Manager
Joined CMAE in 2017
LHC Board member since 2019
Chris relocated to Girona, Spain after 12 years in Doha, Qatar. He previously worked as Event Staging Manager at the European Tour Qatar Masters and Head of Golf Operations at Doha Golf Club. In 2008, he established Oryx Events, a leading Event Management Agency working on many leading Qatar sports events including, Qatar MotoGP, Qatar Tennis Championships and the successful bid for the Qatar World Cup 2022. In January 2019 Chris moved back to the UK after being appointed General Manager at Huddersfield Golf Club.