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Board and Officers

The ECF is the governing body for chess in England and its mission is to promote the game of chess, in all its forms, as an attractive means of cultural and personal advancement, to foster the highest level of achievement in the game, to make the Federation’s services and membership available to all, without restriction, and to promote equal opportunities in a positive manner

Click here to read the Directors and Officers Responsibilities Regulations

Honorary Life Vice-Presidents
D W Anderton OBE, R J Edwards, B A Fewell, N Graham, D C Jarrett, C F W Johnson, A C Martin, C E Majer, R Moore, J Philpott, J Poole, S Reuben, G Turner, P Turner, G F Walsh

Honorary Life Members
J M Brew, T Bristow, M Foster MP, P C Gibbs, J M Glendinning, N A Grant, C M Gurney, R Gurney, M Johnson, C J A Jones, A F Kent, J A Leake, C R Moore, Sir J Morse, A Mothersill, G Pearce, A Philpott, Sir T Rice

Office
Email: office@englishchess.org.uk

ECF Board

President
Vacant
Chief Executive
Phil Ehr

Email
Director of Finance
David Eustace

Email
Tel: 0207 4766324(home)
07772 264551(mobile)
Director of International Chess
David Openshaw

Email
Director of Membership
Dave Thomas
Dave Thomas
Email
Director of Home Chess
Alex Holowczak

Email
Director of Junior Chess
& Education

Lawrence Cooper
Lawrence
Email
Commercial Director
Bob Kane

Email
[picture © John Upham]
Non-Executive Director
Julian Clissold

Email
4 Vale Street, Turton Bottoms, Nr. Bolton BL7 0EB
Tel: 01204 852036(H) 07800 731053(M)
Non-Executive Director
Angus French
AF
Email
Officers who are members of Council
Delegate FIDE
Nigel Short

Email
Chairman of Finance Committee
Mike Truran

The Old Farmhouse, 7 Church Street, Ducklington, Witney OX29 7UA
Email
Chairman of Governance Committee
Chris Majer

18 Longmead, Woolmer Green, Knebworth SG3 6JH
Email
Past Chief Executive Serving on Council
Andrew Farthing
Andrew-Farthing
Past President serving on Council
Roger Edwards
Trustees of the Permanent Invested Fund
Ray B Edwards
Julian Farrand
Keith B Richardson
Patrons – no current appointments
Direct Members’ Representatives
Honorary Life Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents, Corporate Vice Presidents, Honorary Life Members, Life Members (2 posts)
Stewart Reuben
11 Bevan Court, Clevedon Road, Twickenham, Middlesex TW1 2TS
Email: stewartreuben@aol.com
Hastings & St Leonards Chess Club
Email: info@hastingschessclub.co.uk
Platinum Members (2 posts)
Peter J B Wilson
11 Clos de Gibauderie, St Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 1XQ
Email: pjw2004uk@yahoo.co.uk
John Wickham
Email: j.r.wickham@btinternet.com
Gold Members / Gold Concessionary Members (2 posts)
William Armstrong
6 The Heights, Leek, Staffs ST13 7LQ
Email: wgarmstrong@aol.com
Robert Thompson
Email: rob15006@gmail.com
Silver Members / Silver Concessionary Members (2 posts)
Vacant Vacant
Bronze Members / Bronze Concessionary Members (2 posts)
Vacant Vacant

Other Officers

Company Secretary
John Philpott

Email
Manager of School Chess
Neill Cooper

Email
Armed Forces & Veterans Liaison
John Higgs
John Higgs
Email
Manager of Coaches (acting)
Lawrence Cooper
Lawrence
Email
Auditor
Goatcher Chandler
10 Overcliffe
Gravesend
Kent
DA11 0EF
Social Media Manager
Phil Makepeace
Email

Officers Reporting to the Board, President or Chief Executive

Voting Register Officer
John Philpott (as above)
ECF Data Controller
John Philpott (as above)

Editor, Chess Moves
Vacant
Sport & Recreation Alliance Representative
Mike Gunn
Email
Manager of ICT
Vacant
Minutes Secretary
Rob Thompson (as above)
Strategic Advisor
Chris Fegan
Email

Home Chess Officers

Manager of Women’s Chess
Sabrina Chevannes

Email
Manager of Congress Chess
Bruce Holland

Email
Manager of Chess in Prisons
Carl Portman

Email | Profile [PDF]
Manager of Grading
Brian Valentine
Email

Manager of the 2014 British Chess Championships
Kevin Staveley
Email
Grading Website Officer
Jon Griffith
Email
Controller, Counties Championship
Andrew Zigmond
Email
Please mark emails clearly ‘Counties Championship’ – thank you
Grading Administrator
Richard Haddrell
48 Southview Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 9BX
Email
Controller, County & District Correspondence Chess Championships
This event is being run by the BFCC
Controller, Counties Rapidplay Championship
Vacant
Manager of the National Club Championship
Guy Greenland
Email
Manager for Disabled Chess
Jack Rudd
Email
Chief Arbiter / Curator of Equipment
David Welch
Dave Welch
Flat 1
63 Croxteth Road
Liverpool L8 3SF
Manager of Arbiters (Home)
Matthew Carr
Matthew Carr
9 Robin Close, Huntington, Cannock, Staffs WS12 4PQ
Email

International Chess Officers

International Rating Officer
Email: iro@englishchess.org.uk
Manager of Arbiters (International)
David Sedgwick
Manager of Senior Chess
Stewart Reuben
Email: stewartreuben@aol.co.uk

Finance Officers

Financial Controller
John Philpott

Email
Finance and Taxation Consultant
Chris Mattos
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Email

Membership Officers

Publicity Officer
Vacant
 

Junior Chess and Education Officers

Senior Controller, National Schools Chess Championship
Richard Haddrell (as above)
National Head Coach
GM Nicholas Pert
Email
Junior Directorate Business Manager
Jim Wadsworth
Email
Junior Ratings Officer
Vacant
Email
Junior Development Officer
Angela Eyton
Email
Junior Development Assistant
Megan Owens
Email
National Primary Schools Co-ordinator (North)
Julian Clissold

Email
National Primary Schools Co-ordinator (South)
Vacant
Email
National Secondary Schools Co-ordinator
Neill Cooper

Email
Deputy National Secondary Schools Co-ordinator
Phillip Beckett
Email
Manager, Certificate of Excellence
Peter Turner
Email
Manager, Certificate of Merit
John Upham

Email
Manager of Girls’ Chess
Sabrina Chevannes (as above)
Junior Clubs Co-ordinator
John Kendell
Email
Controllers, English Youth Grand Prix
Charles & Christine Golding
Email
Junior Trip Coordinator (1)
John Higgs
John Higgs
Email
Junior Trip Coordinator (2)
Jay Atara
Email
Junior Trip Coordinator (3)
Michael McLaren
Email
Junior Trip Coordinator (4)
Debbie Taylor
Email
Junior Directorate Business Consultant
Kurt Moreby
Email

Committees

International Selection Committee
Opens: David Openshaw (Chairman), Jonathan Parker, Jonathan Speelman
Womens: David Openshaw (Chairman), Jonathan Parker, Jonathan Speelman

International Senior Selection Committee
Stewart Reuben (Chairman), David Anderton, Paul Littlewood, Ken Norman, Peter Wilson

Junior Player Development and Selection Committee
Click here

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

Governance Committee
Chris Majer (Chairman), Mike Gunn, Richard Haddrell, Andrew Leadbetter, David Sedgwick 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

ICT Committee - to be appointed by the Manager of ICT

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

Awards Committee – Stewart Reuben (Chairman), Roger Edwards, Stan Goodall, Bob Jones, William Metcalfe, ex officio the Membership Director

Book of the Year – Ray Edwards, Julian Farrand and David Friedgood

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