The Board

The Board

  • Edward Plunket

    Edward Plunket CMDip


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

    Having worked in hospitality since 1988, in England and abroad, Edward 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, he took over the running of The City of London Club. In 2013 Edward started the CCM Pathway and have completed 4 stages to date.

  • Alastair Curbbun CCM

    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 been working at Brooks’s for the past 28 years on the same position!

  • Ross Matheson

    Ross Matheson CMDip

    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.

  • Adam Walsh CCM

    Adam Walsh CCM

    Board Member

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

    Adam is the General Manager at Sunningdale Golf Club, having worked in the Club industry in various management positions for over 15 years. In 2018, having studied on the CMAE’s Management Development Programme and attended the CMAA World Conference, he achieved the CCM qualification. He is also a qualified Golf Professional and a Member of the PGA. He joined the Board of CMAE England in 2019.

  • Yassen Yankov CCM

    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 joined the England Region Board of Directors.

  • Catherine Murphy

    Catherine Murphy

    Board Member

    Club Secretary
    The Atheneum Club London

    Joined CMAE since 2021
    Board Member since 2021

    In January 2021, Catherine Murphy was appointed to one of the world’s most prestigious private members’ clubs – The Athenaeum in London.
    Since her graduation in hospitality in Ireland and further studies at international institutions, Catherine gained extensive experience in all areas of hospitality before joining her first Club, the Kildare Street and University Club as their Club Secretary nine years ago.
    The Athenaeum is a traditional private members' club located at 107 Pall Mall on the corner of Waterloo Place in central London. Founded in 1824, it is an icon amongst the capital’s most prominent institutions. The Club has a distinguished intellectual membership of both women and men who have attained particular distinction in their chosen fields. Its Members are able to enjoy the Club’s high-quality dining, and a wide-ranging schedule of talks and events on a wide variety of topics. The Clubs offers numerous impressive rooms for enjoying the hospitality or staying overnight, facilities include one of the world’s largest private libraries and outstanding wine cellars.
    Catherine now leads this iconic institution into the next chapter of its rich history. As the first female Secretary of the Club, her placement is already one for the history books.

  • Bradley Gould

    Bradley Gould CMDip

    Board Member

    Director of Golf
    The Grove

    Joined CMAE since 2021
    Board Member since 2022

    With a background in kinesiology and education, I joined the golf industry in 2007 upon moving to England from my native, Canada. The vast majority of my experience has come through the propriety world which has had a positive influence on my commercial knowledge. Having started the CMAE educational pathway in 2021 and swiftly completing my diploma in Club Management a year later, I am a firm believer in the educational pathway available to Club leaders of both the present and future.