Board and Officers

ECF Board

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President
Dominic Lawson
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Chief Executive
Mike Truran
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Director of Finance
David Eustace
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Director of International Chess
Malcolm Pein
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Director of Membership
Dave Thomas
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Director of Home Chess
Alex Holowczak
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Director of Junior Chess & Education
Traci Whitfield
Email
Director of Women’s Chess
Vacant
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Non-Executive Director
Stephen Woodhouse
Email
Non-Executive Director
Julie Denning
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Non-Executive Chairman
Julian Clissold
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Officers who are members of Council

Chairman of the Council
Mike Gunn
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Delegate FIDE
Malcolm Pein
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Chairman of Finance Committee

Tim Herring
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Chairman of Governance Committee
Robert Stern
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Past CEO Serving on Council
Phil Ehr
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Tel: 07740 428029
Twitter: @phil4chess
 
Past President serving on Council
Vacant
Trustees of the Permanent Invested Fund
Ray B Edwards; Julian Farrand
Patrons
No current appointments
Direct Members’ Representatives
HLVPs, VPs, CVPs, Honorary Life Members, Life Members
Stewart Reuben Email; John Wickham Email
Platinum Members
Francis Bowers Email; Vacancy
Gold Members
Two vacancies
Silver Members
Michael Farthing Email; John Reyes Email
Bronze Members (2 posts) — Angus French Email; Gareth Ellis Email
 

Officers Reporting to the Board, President or Chief Executive

Company Secretary
Bruce Wallace Associates Limited
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Voting Register Officer
Michael Farthing
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ECF Data Controller
Gary Willson
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Manager of ICT
Vacant
Office Manager & Minutes Secretary
Gary Willson (as above)
ECF Membership Secretary
Christine Carcas
Email
Auditor
Goatcher Chandler, 10 Overcliffe, Gravesend, Kent DA11 0EF
Sport & Recreation Alliance Representatives
Mike Gunn, Phil Ehr
Email

Home Chess Officers

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Manager of the British Chess Championships
Kevin Staveley
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Manager of Chess in Prisons
Carl Portman
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Controller of the Grand Prix
Vacant
Email
Controller, Counties Championship
Andrew Zigmond
Email
Please mark emails clearly ‘Counties Championship’ – thank you
Manager of the National Club Championship
Guy Greenland
Email
Chief Arbiter
Lara Barnes
Email
Manager of Arbiters
Geoff Gammon
Email
Manager for Disabled Chess
Lewis Martin
Email
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Curator of Equipment
David Welch
Email

 

International Chess Officers

Manager of Senior Chess
Stewart Reuben
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Finance Officers

Financial Controller
Vacant
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Finance and Taxation Consultant
Chris Mattos
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Membership Officers

International Rating Officer
Gary Willson
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Manager of Grading
Brian Valentine
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Grading Website Officer
Jon Griffith
Email
Matthew-Carr
Grading Administrator
Matthew Carr
Email

Junior Chess and Education Officers

Manager of Coaches – Andrew Davies Email
Manager of Girls’ Chess – Vacancy
ECF Chess Academy Head – Andrew Martin Email
Manager of ECF Chess Academy – Vacancy
ECF Chess Academy Administrator – Vacancy
Manager of Junior Home Chess – Vacancy
Manager of Junior International Chess – Vacancy
Safeguarding Officer – Phillip Beckett Email
Manager of School Chess – Neill Cooper Email
National Secondary Schools Co-ordinator – Neill Cooper (as above)
Deputy National Secondary Schools Co-ordinator – Phillip Beckett Email
National Primary Schools Co-ordinator – Julian Clissold Email
Deputy National Primary Schools Co-ordinator – Vacancy
Junior Directorate Finance Manager – Christelle Hafstad Email
Junior Trip Co-ordinators 
John Higgs Email | Jay Atara Email | Michael McLaren Email | Debbie Taylor Email
Bernard Klingher Email | Simon Metcalfe Email | Glafcos Tombolis Email | Anand Verma Email
Controllers, English Youth Grand Prix – Charles & Christine Golding Email
Manager, Certificate of Excellence – Peter Turner Email

Publicity Officers

Publicity Officer
Mark Rivlin
Email

Social Media Manager
Phil Makepeace
Email
Webmaster
Andrew Walker
Email
 

Committees

International Selection Committee
Opens: Malcolm Pein (Chairman), David Openshaw, Jonathan Parker, Jonathan Speelman
Womens: Malcolm Pein (Chairman), David Openshaw, Natasha Regan, Jonathan Parker, Jonathan Speelman

International Senior Selection Committee
Stewart Reuben (Chairman), Keith Arkell, Tony Ashby, Paul Littlewood, Ken Norman

Finance Committee
Tim Herring (Chairman), Ray Clark, Ian Reynolds and ex officio, the President and, by invitation, the Auditor

Governance Committee
Robert Stern (Chairman), Michael Farthing, Mike Gunn, Andrew Leadbetter and ex officio, the President

Committee for the County Championship National Stage Draw
The Chief Arbiter, the Director of Home Chess and County Championships Controller

Personnel Committee – John Wickham (Chairman), David Anderton, Debbie Taylor, ex officio The President and the Finance Director

Awards Committee – Paul Bielby (Chairman), Julie Denning, Roger Edwards, Stan Goodall, William Metcalfe, ex officio the Membership Director

Book of the Year – Ray Edwards (Chairman), Julian Farrand, Sean Marsh

Charity and Recognition Committee – David Eustace (Chairman), David Anderton, William Watson, Melville Rodriguez, Richard Fries, John Higgs and Chris Mattos

Library Committee
George Jelliss (Chairman)

To read the Directors and Officers Responsibilities Regulations – click here

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