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

    Alastair has been involved in CMAE education seminars since 2003. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality and CCM, having worked in 5 star hotels and then Brooks’s, where has spent the last 28 years of his career.

  • Ross Matheson

    Ross Matheson CMDip

    Board Member

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

    In 2007 Ross 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.

  • Catherine Murphy

    Catherine Murphy

    Board Member

    Club Secretary
    The Atheneum Club London

    Joined CMAE since 2021
    Board Member since 2021

    Catherine became the first female Secretary of one of the world’s most prestigious private members’ clubs in January 2021 – 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.

  • Bradley Gould

    Bradley Gould CMDip

    Board Member

    Managing Director
    The National Golf Centre at Woodhall Spa

    Joined CMAE since 2021
    Board Member since 2022

    With a background in kinesiology and education, Brad joined the golf industry in 2007 after moving to the UK from his native Canada. He started the CMAE educational pathway in 2021 and swiftly completed his diploma in Club Management a year later. In March 2024, Brad left his role as Director of Golf at The Grove to become Managing Director at the National Golf Centre at Woodhall Spa. Brad heads up CMAE England's educational arm and is a firm believer in the educational pathway available to club leaders of both the present and future.