My name is Richard Egan, I have been a member of WRFC since 1991. Over the years I have played badminton for the club and county and have recently taken up squash. I joined the board as a director last year and have since become the Chairman. I am a Chartered Surveyor with over twenty-five years’ experience, most recently as Director of Property for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Whilst at RBKC I lead a team of over 100 professional and admin staff and had responsibility for Asset Management – ensuring fit for purpose workspace was provided to 2,500 staff. Facilities Management – ensuring property compliance. Capital Projects – building Schools, Libraries, Leisure Centres and Commercial buildings. Investment Portfolio – maximising returns and professional work. Development – site assembly, acquisitions, and disposals.
I have been a member since 2011 and a member of the Board since 2017 after a spell of a couple of years on the Badminton Committee. As a Chartered Structural Engineer, I bring over 35 years of experience in the construction industry with the first 20 of these on the design of small, medium, and large-scale town centre redevelopment projects. I have run my own business since 2005 and now operate from my office at home locally in Wimbledon. I was heavily involved in the DWP at the club and continue to advise and assist on the ongoing maintenance of the fabric of the club buildings as well as advising on simple additions like the disabled wet room and on other potential the club has for reconfiguring / optimising the property it owns like the spin studio.
I played both badminton and squash at the club as a junior and re-joined when I moved back to Wimbledon in 1991, so I have been a member (ignoring a 15-year break) for over 50 years! I now play squash and use the gym and have been a member of the squash committee for some time. Most of my career has been in technology for financial services and I have both co-founded a successful business and been a senior executive and board director of City based firms. For the past 10 years my primary focus has been investing in early stage businesses, predominantly in financial services technology. I bring both financial and general management expertise to the board.
My name is John Cross and I have been a member of WRFC since 2007, during that time I have regularly played and managed a number of the clubs Surrey League Squash & Racketball teams. I have served on the squash committee for circa 10 years and been the committee Chairman for 6 of those. I work in the City of London in the Insurance market. I bring various financial, insurance and sales skills to the board. I also have experience with team and project management. To that end my major responsibilities will be helping Mark Jones with managing the clubs Insurance policies and all Human Resources issues. I was appointed to the board of directors in April 2020.
My name is Jamie Jessup, I have been a member of WRFC since 2011, since then I have been an active member and supporter of the club in many club tournaments, social events, and lent a hand to the general day to day running of the club.
Some years back I received a life saving Organ Transplant, which I have been fortunate enough to be selected to represent Great Britain for Badminton in the World Transplant Games and WRFC have been the backbone of support through that journey. I wanted to give something back to the club as a way to say thank you, so what better way I thought, to give my time to promote it in TV interviews, press conferences and magazines. My background is Dentistry and now working with leading digital 3D Dentistry Techniques it’s given me firm creative skills, I am also a Member of The Magic Circle, helping to create and perform theatre shows and a member of many charitable organisations putting on events to raise money. With that in mind I use my creative skills in the marketing and funding sector for the club.