The current trustees and their backgrounds:

In 2008-09 the Trust increased the number of trustees from four to eight and created the first version of this website.

The Trustees (as of February 2012) are:

  • Gerald Bonner (Chair)
  • Craig Pritchett (Treasurer)
  • Judith Foster (Secretary)
  • Jeremy Hughes
  • Mike Scott
  • Adrian Stalker
  • Rod Tweedie
  • Neil Berry

We all share a passionate interest in playing chess, ranging from club to international level. We have also variously taught chess at all levels, organised schools' clubs, leagues, and individual events, including national junior championships. We have widely promoted the game in the media, and in many local and regional settings including the Scottish Parliament.

"Off the board", we bring together a wide mix of professional skills and backgrounds, including teaching, IT, the law, community representative, medicine, research, writing, finance, management, and chess writing. We believe that chess has helped us to develop a spirit of lifelong learning, community involvement and eminently transferable life-skills.