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People Team

The People team is lead by (currently vacant) Deputy County Commissioner responsible for People.

The People team is responsible for supporting our adult volunteers in specialist areas and the provision of adult training. They are also collectively responsible for inspiring our adults to be professional in their approach and in turn show a united professionally run organisation.

This area looks after:

  • adults in scouting, (appointment, welcome, review)

  • adult training

  • adult awards & recognition

  • support and resources

If a role is listed as vacant please email


Deputy County Commissioner responsible for People

This position is currently vacant


Inclusion Team

Mike Standing

Louise Coulter


Assistant County Commissioner for
International Scouting

Simon Emmett


County Scout Active Support Manager



County Training Team

The County Training team is coordinated by the County Training Manager. Collectively the team decides on and delivers an appropriate annual programme of adult training and validation opportunities. This includes wood badge, nights away, scouting skills, supplementary (such as appointment and executive committee), ongoing and mandatory training. They also support and delivery young leader training. 

County Training Manager responsible for training delivery



County Training Manager responsible for training management



Local Training Managers

Lambeth District

David Liddle

Lewisham District

Mandy Pywell

Royal Greenwich District

Conway Tearle

Southwark District

Kay Francis

Wandsworth District




Linda Hurford

John Sweeney

Matt Butterfield

Martyn Bain

Paul O'Brien

Simon Emmett

Wendy Hutcheson

Kay Francis

Terry Wiggins

Justine Meldrum

Vicki Armitage

Sally Salter

Terry Matthews

County Safeguarding Awareness Team

County Safeguarding Awareness Co-ordinators

Tom Wheeler

Cheryle Stonebridge

Jennifer McCullough