John has considerable administrative and management experience in rugby matters at both club and CB levels. This is also true in his business career which includes time spent in senior positions in marketing and general management.
He was a Club Secretary for fourteen years and for a large part of that time he doubled up as first XV Team Manager. He experienced rugby at levels five down to eight, so he has a good understanding of the game at a variety of clubs and standards. During this time he took a break from the Hon. Sec. role for three years when he was his club’s President. Prior to becoming Secretary he held a number of minor committee positions at his club.
Since 2001 he has sat on the Surrey Competitions committee and is currently Vice Chair and Treasurer. As a member of this committee he has learnt a lot about the workings of clubs and understand the day-today issues we all face.
During this time he had several seasons as a league secretary and is particularly proud of the part he played in the development and introduction of electronic match cards, culminating in the writing and delivering of regional training seminars for the roll out to level seven and eight clubs in both the London & Southeast and Southwest divisions. He is currently the county discipline secretary, a position he has held for six years having sat as a panellist for two years before that.