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Our Team

For both members and visitors alike, the most important objective, whether it’s your first visit, or having been here many times before, is to make your experience an exceptionally enjoyable and memorable one. One that will bring you back again, and one that you will be enthused to talk about to your golf friends.

And that means not just on the golf of course, but the welcome as you enter the Club Shop; the friendly greeting from our front of house team, and the high quality, freshly prepared food provided by our experienced, in house, Head Chef.

Iain Burns
Club Manager

The Club’s entire operational management is Iain’s responsibility.

Iain has spent his whole professional life working in golf. First working for the PGA, Iain refereed at The Ryder Cup, The Open, The Masters, the USPGA Championship and many European Tour events.

He then developed his golf administration skills as Director of Golf at The Marriot Hotel Group, initially for 4 years at Dalmahoy and then 10 years at the Forest of Arden.

Since 2015, Iain has been our Club Manager, helping to develop the teams involved in maintaining the course, the Shop, the Bar Team, and the Catering Team.

As well as working at Little Aston full time, Iain was recently a member of the R&A’s World Handicap System committee and joined the R&A Referee’s Panel in February 2023.

Fay Price
Clubhouse Manager

Fay has worked in hospitality for over 25 years after gaining an HNC in Hospitality Management. Her career started in the Fairlawns Hotel, firstly as a waitress in the bar and was Banqueting Supervisor when she left there in 2007.

Fay has worked at Little Aston since 2007, initially as Restaurant Manager and was promoted to Clubhouse Manager in 2022.

Curtis Reed
Head Chef

Curtis has over 10 years’ experience in some of Birmingham’s most popular restaurants – including working alongside two Michelin starred Tom Aikens at Tom’s Kitchen, as Senior Sous Chef at 2 AA Rosette Bank Restaurant, Rofuto, and Head Chef at Gaucho.

His menus reflect his knowledge and appreciation of modern European, British, Japanese and Argentine cuisine and techniques, and use seasonal produce from local suppliers.

Curtis has managed the kitchen at the Club since the catering was brought in-house in March 2021.

Dave Gibbons
Course Manager

Dave has attained significant levels of both theoretical and practical qualifications in the field of golf course maintenance and management.

After securing an HNC in Soil Sciences, Dave then attained a Foundation Degree in Turf and Turf Grass Management, and then finally gained a BSc Honours Degree in Golf Course Operation and Grounds Management.

Dave gained his first practical experience of golf course management at Great Barr Golf Club before joining Little Aston in 2004, and was promoted to Course Manager in 2016.

Anthony Jones
Golf & Retail Manager

Overseeing the Club’s golf events and retail operation, Anthony ensures a first-class welcome and experience to both club members and visitors.

Anthony has spent his whole professional life working in a golf club environment. After studying business and finance he worked for 17 years at Beau Desert Golf Club developing his retail and custom fitting skills.

In 2008 Anthony joined the team at Little Aston, working in the Pro Shop and further developing his retail and operational knowledge before being promoted to his current role in 2019.