To coincide with Trustees’ Week 2019, we would like to introduce you to our six new trustees.

Over the past few months, we have been seeking nominations for trustees to join our board and, following our recent AGM, we’re delighted to announce the successful candidates.

Mark Brett has been elected for the North Region, Simon Brownsill and Claire Bunton for the Mid and West region and Seren Sullivan has been elected as an 18-25 member.

Alaa Khundakji has been appointed for her project management skills along with Gareth Davies who has over 40 years’ experience in the digital sector.

Gareth, from the Rhymney Valley, has been a member of ScoutsCymru for 52 years where he first joined as a Cub. Since then, he has had many roles within the organisation including County Commissioner and Deputy Chief Commissioner of Wales.

Reflecting on his latest role, Gareth said: “I wanted to become a Trustee because I believe completely in what our aims and goals are as a value-based organisation. It is really important to me that our Governance is right so that ScoutsCymru can fully support our amazing leaders who work so closely with our young people.

“One of the main reasons for my appointment was my digital skills, so I want to work on the integration of digital into everything that we do at ScoutsCymru to reflect the increasingly technical world that we live in. By doing this, we will ensure that the right support is available for our members in the right format at the right time.

“My first grandchild has just entered the world, so it seems the perfect time to take on this new role and be a part of the movement that is working so hard to ensure a bright future for young people in Wales.”

Andrew Tuggey, Chair of the Board at ScoutsCymru added, “We are delighted to welcome six new trustees to the team. We now have a board of 20 trustees, who are committed to good governance and helping to shape the strategic direction of ScoutsCymru.

“We are at a critical time for Scouting in Wales and we have amazing opportunities to do things differently so we can support even more young people and help them to develop skills that will set them up for life.

“Our new trustees bring with them specific skills, experience and contacts that will be extremely beneficial for the ongoing development of the organisation.

“We are in a good position to move forward in giving 15,000 young people in Wales the opportunity to enjoy fun and adventure, while developing the skills they need to succeed, now and in the future.”

ScoutsCymru gives over 15,000 young people in Wales the opportunity to enjoy fun and adventure while developing the skills they need to succeed, now and in the future. Open to all young people in Wales regardless of faith, gender, sexual orientation, race or social background, the movement encourages its members to do more, learn more and be more.