New Deputy UK Chief Commissioner appointed
The Scout Association and UK Chief Commissioner Tim Kidd are pleased to announce the appointment of Kester Sharpe as Deputy UK Chief Commissioner, alongside Mark Tarry.
Kester has been part of the UK Chief Commissioner’s Team since 2010. She was previously UK Commissioner for Adult Support, and, in this role, was responsible for the development of adult support, including training, appointments and national active support units. She and Mark Tarry will both hold Deputy UK Chief Commissioner roles, supporting and assisting Tim Kidd and the rest of Team UK.
Kester has significant experience in Scouting, having been involved locally for over 20 years. She has held a variety of roles, from Assistant Cub Leader to Group Scout Leader. She is currently an Assistant Group Scout Leader and a Group and District Executive Committee member, Training Advisor and member of the District Appointments Advisory Committee.
‘I’m very excited to be taking up the role of Deputy UK Chief Commissioner,’ Kester says. ‘I look forward to working with Tim and Mark, as well as the rest of Team UK, as we bring the benefits of Scouting to new members, both young people and the adult volunteers supporting them, and continue to grow Scouting.
‘As a member of the Movement throughout my adult life, and now as a parent of a very enthusiastic Cub, I have seen so many people benefit from, and develop through Scouting. I’m a firm believer that there is a Scouting role for everyone, and that volunteering really makes a difference to the lives of both those volunteering, and those being assisted by volunteers.’
Tim Kidd welcomed Kester to her new role, and said he was ‘looking forward to some exciting times ahead, working together to serve Scouting across the UK’.