Management Team

A highly experienced and complementary management team is responsible for managing an operational team of 24 volunteers.

Michael Padmanathan

Michael Padmanathan

Managing Director

• 25 years expanding hi-tech start up companies • Volunteer match day groundsman at AFC Wimbledon • Wrote and produced the film "Common Ground"

John Lynch

John Lynch

Head of Partnerships

• Extensive career in the music and health sectors • Musical theatre director & producer • 58 years a Wimbledon supporter and club Vice-President

Chris Hutchinson

Chris Hutchinson

Head of Volunteering

• Worked for the London Ambulance Service for 30 years • Vice Chair of the AFC Wimbledon DSA • Wimbledon supporter for over 40 years

Rhys Torrington

Rhys Torrington

Head of Operations

• Long career in commercialising technology companies • Ran 3 sports broadcasters in Africa • Trustee of Wimbledon Windmill Museum

Peter Leng

Peter Leng

Head of Communications and Marketing

• Broadcast journalist for 30+ years, focused on foreign news • Wandsworth resident, AFC Wimbledon fan • Passionate about sport, history and storytelling

Roger Hobkinson

Roger Hobkinson

Head of Strategy

•25 years advising on property projects • Wimbledon supporter in footsteps of dad and grandad • Leads AFC Wimbledon Developments Group

Mick Pugh

Mick Pugh

Head of Wimbledon Old Players' Association

• Former assistant head at Rutlish School • Volunteered at Wimbledon FC since 1972 • First Wimbledon FC game in 1957

Tim Hillier

Tim Hillier

Head of Finance

• Experienced Finance Director in the charity sector • Former Dons Trust and Football Supporters' Association board member • Awarded EFL Employee of the Decade

Roger Rogowski

Roger Rogowski

Head of Project Office

• 40 years in senior management positions in the electronics industry • Various volunteer positions in the past • Wimbledon supporter since 1977

Key Operational Team Members

Rebecca Hamlin

Rebecca Hamlin

Museum Manager

• 10+ years working in museums and galleries in London and Dubai • Art collector and consultant sourcing specific pieces for clients • Volunteer at the local school PTA

Ray Armfield

Ray Armfield

Stadium Heritage Manager

• 42 years spent working in the Civil Service • Volunteer matchday programme contributor • Surrey County Cricket Club member since 2005

Anuk Teasdale

Anuk Teasdale

Communication, Marketing, Diversity and Inclusion

• 15 years in adult and child clinical psychology • AFC Wimbledon Diversity and Inclusion Group • Member of Kick It Out Fans for Diversity Guidance Panel

Bert Dale

Bert Dale

Historian and Museum Curator

• Runs The Historical Don website • Served on the Dons Trust and AFC Wimbledon Ladies Boards • Contributor to many football and local history publications

Stephen Crabtree

Stephen Crabtree

Historian

• Over 50 years as a supporter • Contributor to the Wimbledon programme for many years • Writer of six books about Wimbledon FC and AFC Wimbledon

Pat Tuggey

Pat Tuggey

Stadium Tours Manager

• 32 years in the Finance sector • Volunteer at the Junior Dons since 2018 • Passionate about Tour Guiding and telling fantastic stories

Tom Padmanathan

Tom Padmanathan

Trainee Software Developer

• Volunteered for AFC Wimbledon since 2014 • Founder member of WiSH in 2019 • Passionate about computing and technology

The extended WiSH family

WiSH is delighted to announce the other members of the WiSH family:

  • Maureen Batsford (President)
  • Dickie Guy (Vice President)
  • Barry Briggs (Vice President)
  • Mark Robinson (Ambassador)
  • Terry Brown (Ambassador)
  • John Scales (Ambassador)
  • Will Nightingale (Ambassador)
  • Terry Gibson (Ambassador)
  • Mike Kelly (Ambassador)
  • John Martin (Ambassador)
  • Dave Willis (Ambassador)
  • Ian Cooke (Ambassador)
  • Erik Samuelson (Ambassador)