Nick is an experienced Electronics Engineer, originally from the Aerospace industry where he was Chief Engineer at Hawker Siddeley Dynamics in England in the 70's. He is a trained pilot and amateur jazz musician amongst other interests, usually related to food! He comes from a bridge playing family though rarely has time to play! The Company was co-founded with the late Peter Oakley, of Christchurch, New Zealand.
Phil is a key member who took over the software design soon after the company was operational. He is a bridgeplayer, mathematician and database programmer - and also does all our WEB based Bridge results design. Phil is responsible for all client and server developments and you will find him on line very late at night. He also plays a mean guitar.....
Joke is our Member support manager who lives in Holland. She is a true bridge addict - and admits it and loves communicating with all our members on and off the screen!
Malcolm joined the Team in 2017 and takes responsibility for all day to day tournaments, schedules and results. A full program is provided and will be updated as required, following on the original developments made by Tony Philpott who retired in 2016.
Barrie provides general advice on Laws and Regulations and deals with all the day-to-day requests for rulings. Barrie is one of about twenty eight EBU TDs, so directs at National events as well as being CTD for Sheffield Bridge Club. He is also the main architect for both our PPI scheme and the EBU National Grading Scheme.
Ed is a top rated player in the club, and has won several National events in the UK. Any serious ethics issue is passed to him as our internal consultant for review.
Ann has joined BCL to maintain and expand our online Teaching Area and to support the teachers who use our excellent facility. Ann’s career began in Central Government as a cartographer, she ran a free-lance business and then moved into Higher Education. In the Millennium year she had a mid-life change of career into staff training and development and at the same time learnt to play bridge. She combined those passions to teach bridge and is now an EBU qualified teacher and a life member of BCL.
Therese lives in Switzerland. She has been a member of BCL for many years and with over 200,000 boards played she knows the inner workings of the club. She supports the administration of our Teaching, Ethics and F2F Club activities