Stewart Reuben stood down as the Chairman of the Friends of Chess at the conclusion of the 2014 AGM on 12 October, following the completion of his second four year term of office. He will remain on the Committee.
Stewart is succeeded by Chris Majer, who has had a distinguished career in chess administration, including a period as ECF Chief Executive. Chris is currently Chairman of the ECF Governance Committee. One of his main priorities for the coming year will be making progress on the charitable status initiative.
All other members of the Committee were re-elected. Following the death of Geoff Steele earlier this year, Goatcher Chandler have been appointed as auditors