Region Office Team.
Region ManagerMore +
Aged 10 I became a Guide at my local Guide unit in Norfolk and, as I’ve said on many occasions, loved it so much I never left! Over the years I have been a District and a Division Commissioner and I currently volunteer with both Brownies and Guides.
I joined the North East England region office team in March 2022 in a part-time position, moving to full time and becoming Region Manager in May 2023. My role as Region Manger is to support the Region Chief Commissioner and her team to deliver the Region Strategy. By working with the staff team and lead volunteers we aim to create exceptional experiences and rewarding volunteering for all the regions members.
In any spare time, outside being a leader at Brownies and Guides, I love gardening and music.
Finance ManagerMore +
I have been part of the region office team since 2000. As the finance officer I deal with all the office payments, invoicing, banking and maintaining the region’s financial records. I also oversee the shop orders, Duke of Edinburgh’s award registrations and any grants or bursaries. Since October 2019 I have also taken on the role of Team Leader to support the staff team and the Region Manager.
I have been active in Guiding since joining Guides on my 10th birthday and I currently hold several voluntary roles in the organisation ranging from Guide and Brownie leader to county adviser, treasurer and depot manager. Outside of work and Guiding I enjoy knitting, music, jigsaws and reading.
Marketing & Communications OfficerMore +
In my role as M&C officer, I’m here to support marketing volunteers in promoting the region and our events. This involves sharing what units across the region have been up to on our social media channels, representing the region at community events and distributing information to our members via regular newsletters.
I am a Ranger leader and a great advocate for the young women in our organisation. I have held a variety of County roles over the years including Division Commissioner and County PRA, I joined Girlguiding as a staff member following 6 years working for a national children’s charity.
Membership Support OfficerMore +
I joined the NEE Team in March 2022 as Membership Support Administrator. My role involves dealing with lots of reports, spreadsheets, and data, which suits me perfectly!
I have been involved in Guiding since I joined Guides aged 12 and I now volunteer at the Guides and Rangers units I was part of when I was younger. In my spare time, I enjoy baking and photography.
County Administrator – North Yorkshire South & East YorkshireMore +
I joined the North East England team in April 2019 in a new role as County Administrator for two counties, East Yorkshire and North Yorkshire South. I work part-time and my usual pattern is full days Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
I have over 21 years work experience within the private, public and voluntary sectors which should be useful for helping the counties with a wide variety of tasks. I’m originally from London and was a Brownie and Guide. In my spare time I am a keen gardener and love walking my dog and practising yoga.
County Administrator – North Yorkshire west and South YorkshireMore +
I joined the Girlguiding North East regional team in June 2023 and am County Administrator for two counties – South Yorkshire and North Yorkshire West.
I work part-time and my usual working days are Tuesday, Wednesday and also Thursday morning. Growing up, I was a Brownie, Guide and Ranger in my hometown of Newcastle. After over a decade working in London in the events and charity sectors, I’m delighted to be part of the Girlguiding team again – supporting our commissioners and volunteers to provide the best opportunities and experiences for girls.
In my spare time I love spending time with our children and rescue rabbits, art and singing.