Luminaries

PRESIDENTS OF THE BRITISH CHESS FEDERATION (1904 – 2005) & ENGLISH CHESS FEDERATION (2005 – present)

These are the current lists – past holders will be added as our research discovers them …

1904-05 – F G Naumann
1905-20 – Sir J O S Thursby, Bt
1921-38 – Canon A G Gordon Ross, MA
1938-41 – The Hon F G Hamilton-Russell
1942-50 – J N Derbyshire, JP
1950-53 – Sir R Robinson
1953-56 – G S A Wheatcroft
1956-59 – Sir L S Swinnerton Dyer, Bt
1959-61 – Sir C Sadd, CBE, JP
1961-64 – V J R Soanes,
1964-67 – Sir F A Hoare, Bt.
1967-70 – Dr C G Addingley
1970-73 – P S Milner-Barry, CB, OBE
1973-76 – J Rushton
1976-78 – C E Williams
1978-79 – W A Cordon
1979-82 – D W Anderton, OBE
1982-85 – P M Shaw
1985-89 – D C Jarrett
1989-93 – J Poole
1993-96 – A C Martin
1996-2001 – S Davis, OBE
2001-09 – G F Walsh
2009-12 – CJ de Mooi
2012-13 – R J Edwards
2013-14 – A Paulson
2014 — D Lawson

CHAIRMEN OF THE BRITISH CHESS FEDERATION (1996 – 2001) & NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMEN OF THE ENGLISH CHESS FEDERATION (2009 – 2013)

1993-96 – Alan Martin
1996-99 – Stewart Reuben
1999-2001 – Gerry Walsh
2009-10 – John Paines
2010-13 – Mike Gunn
2016 — Julian Clissold

CHIEF EXECUTIVES OF THE BRITISH CHESS FEDERATION (2001 – 2005) & ENGLISH CHESS FEDERATION (2005 – present)

2001 – Chris Majer
2001-2002 – Mrs Susan Richards
2003-2006 – Roy Heppinstall
2006-2008 – Martin Regan
2008-2010 – Chris Majer
2010- 2012 – Andrew Farthing
2013-2015 – Phil Ehr
2016 — Mike Truran

HLVPs / HLMs

Honorary Life Vice-Presidents
DW Anderton OBE, RJ Edwards, AP Farthing, N Graham, DC Jarrett, AC Martin, CE Majer, J Poole, P Purland, S Reuben, G Turner, P Turner, GF Walsh, D Welch, J Wickham

Honorary Life Vice-Presidents (deceased)
VJ Dunleavy, RA Furness, BA Fewell, H Golombek OBE, CFW Johnson, Sir S Milner-Barry KCVO CB OBE, CR Moore, JA Philpott, RG Wade, Professor GSA Wheatcroft, R Woodcock

Honorary Life Members
T Bristow, B Cafferty, B Callaghan OBE, M Foster MP, PC Gibbs, JM Glendinning, CM Gurney, J Humphreys, M Johnson, CJA Jones, AF Kent, G Pearce, A Philpott, J Poole, Sir T Rice, GF Walsh

Honorary Life Members (deceased)
DJ Blackman, KJ Bloodworth, GAM Boswell, JM Brew BBC, Mrs RM Bruce, DH Butler, RK Clues, E Croker, NA Grant, S Grundy, R Gurney, F Hatto, KG Humphreys, JG Jones, JJ Lauder, JA Leake, PA Makeev, CR Moore, PE Morrish, WR Morry, Sir J Morse, A Mothersill, RO Powis, E Pritchard, GMA Smith, AGT Stevens, TW Sweby, M Taylor, P Taylor, MD Thornton, WB Turner, RG Wade, CW Warburton, R Woodcock