The English Chess Federation has been without a Chief Executive for the past three months, following the vote of no confidence in Phil Ehr at the AGM in October last year. On Friday, a new CEO was appointed. This is the well-respected Mike Truran (left), formerly Chairman of the ECF Finance Committee. Mike is also on the management board of the 4NCL.
Hailing from Witney in Oxfordshire, Mike was appointed an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to bioscience in the 2013 New Year’s Honours List.
The ECF has been through a torrid period in the past few years, going back as far as 2008. From comments posted on the chess forums, it appears that this appointment has met with considerable approval. Let’s hope he can restore pride and faith in the ECF.