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Chair of the Board

The Board of Trustees shapes and approves the strategy of The Scout Association and monitors our performance against that strategy.

It is the Association's national decision-making body and decides, amongst other things, on the Association's key policies and its rules, as published in Policy, Organisation and Rules (POR).

Chair of the Board Dr Ann Limb CBE DL is a highly experienced chair and non-executive director, working in substantial organisations across the charitable, private and public sectors. Passionate about creating commercial opportunities and cultivating positive culture change, she has significant experience in corporate and board governance and in strategic stewardship.

Former Principal of Milton Keynes and Cambridge Regional Colleges, Ann worked as Chief Executive of the University for Industry (Ufi Ltd) - the organisation behind the successful implementation of the government’s flagship digital learning initiative, learndirect, and the national e-services UK online and Directgov. 

From 2005-2010, she was Senior Vice President for an international strategic management consultancy, as well as working as a government adviser in the UK and overseas.

Ann holds a number of public and private sector non-executive directorships and is chair of a major national educational charity, the Helena Kennedy Foundation, which she founded in 1998 to promote social mobility in further and higher education.

Ann is deeply committed to young people’s education and development. In the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours list, she was appointed CBE for her services to politics.

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