Two New EBED Trustees

Ian Sidgwick (EBED Chair) and his fellow trustees are delighted to announce two new appointees to serve on EBED’s board.
They are both great additions to the team bringing complimentary skills and experiences.

Tony Cherrett


Tony learned bridge at school and has played ever since. Tony has been teaching bridge in Surrey for 12 years. He organises bridge events and is currently working with EBED on planning a revamped Junior Autumn Camp. He is a member of the Surrey County Bridge Association committee. He also runs Caterham and By the Wey Bridge Clubs.

Tony had a career in IT and International Banking. This involved much international travel and addressing many interesting management and technical problems.

Tony believes we should encourage as many people as possible to play bridge at any level.

William Bourne - Treasurer


William started playing bridge at school and like so many others came back to it later in life. He now plays at Tunbridge Wells and Crowborough bridge clubs. He has been a member of EBED’s Youth Advisory Group since 2016 and ran the Autumn Bridge Camp on behalf of Sussex CCBA from 2018 to 2023. He was awarded the Tom Bradley award for services to Youth Bridge in 2022. Away from bridge he acted as independent chair of two public sector pension boards from 2015 to 2023 and currently provides independent investment and governance advice - on occasion including challenge - to public pensions and charities. He hopes to use the same skillset as an EBED Trustee, and as Treasurer to keep it on a sustainable financial path in the longer term.
Our thanks to Paul Gibbons who stepped in at zero notice to cover the role of Treasurer on a temporary basis.