COWDRAY PARK POLO CLUB

Meet the team

Meet the team

Get to know the team at Cowdray Park Polo Club, from Polo Managers to Groundsmen and everything in between. At CPPC we are proud to employ a huge range of personalities and we hope that this page will give you an opportunity to get to know some of them…

Jamie Peel

Managing Director

As a successful professional polo player for ten years, Jamie attained a UK handicap of 3 goals. During his polo career, Jamie enjoyed a variety of management roles with high and medium goal teams here in the UK and at club level abroad, giving him an insight into all aspects of the sport.

Chris Bethell

Polo Manager

Chris has been at Cowdray for the past 21 years. In the early years as a player he helped the then chairman. When a role for assistant polo manager presented itself, Chris jumped at the chance. Not long after, Chris was promoted to polo manager and has held the post ever since.

Matt Sim

AssisTANT Polo Manager

Matt joined Cowdray Park Polo Club as part of a university placement, and having experienced that first season, he never left. Matt’s role is to support the Polo Manager in the day to day running of the club. He manages team entries, play dates and scheduling all tournaments played at Cowdray.

Martine Hartridge

Marketing and Communications Manager

Managing the polo club brand, Martine has a broad role, encapsulating everything from the production of programmes, fixtures lists, membership packs and the CPPC yearbook, to planning and producing all marketing strategy and managing press relations.

Fleur Turner

Polo Executive

Known to many in the Cowdray polo community, Fleur has previously been a playing member of the Club. Fleur’s role within the Club encompasses all things memberships- including events, presentations and making sure all the behind-the-scenes processes of a polo office run smoothly over the season.

Olivia Liddiard - Hibbert

Partnerships Manager

Olivia brings a wealth of experience in the realm of luxury retail and corporate sales, having made significant contributions to esteemed brands such as Harrods, IWC Schaffhausen, and most recently Biscuiteers. With a proven track record in cultivating partnerships and driving growth, Olivia is committed to developing and strengthening the Club’s partnerships.

Our Officials

Position Name
President
Viscount Cowdray
Vice President
Hon Mrs Lila Pearson
Chairman
Andrew Swaffield
Committee Members
Alan Kent
David Turner
Marchioness of Milford Haven
James Harper
Jonathan Russell
John Bunn
Nick Clague
Andre Fattal
Honorary Member
Julian Hipwood
Officials
Managing Director
Jamie Peel
Polo Manager
Chris Bethell
Assistant Polo Manager
Matt Sim
Partnerships & Hospitality Manager
Olivia Liddiard - Hibbert
Marketing & Communications Manager
Martine Hartridge
Memberships & Polo Office Executive
Fleur Turner
Project Consultant
Chris Salmon
Veterinary Officer
P J McMahon MRCVS
Pony Welfare
Patrick Churchward BVSc MRCVS
Chief Umpire
Chris Bethell

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