Our People

Meet the District Team

District Commissioner
Dean Ashpole-Chapman

Dean has overall responsibility for the District. He approves all activities. It is his role to ensure the district runs effectively and that Scouting develops in accordance with the rules and policies of The Scout Association so that young people can benefit from good quality scouting.

Deputy District Commisioner
Alan Northen

Deputy District Commisioner
Clive Sandry

District Youth Commisioner
Jack Batemen

The District Youth Commissioner provides young people in the district a voice at a senior level. It is a fantastic opportunity for a young person to gain leadership and management experience. The DYC ensures that young people from 6 – 25 years are involved and engaged in every decision that shapes their Scouting experience locally, to empower young people to share their ideas and have a meaningful voice in planning, implementing and reviewing their programme and opportunities.

District Chairman
Andy Hyde

Andy chairs the Executive Committee which supports the District Commissioner in carrying out their role. The District Executive Committee shapes our decisions, approves our strategy and monitors our performance. It is the role of the exec to ensure good governance and that the district has the resources it needs to operate. As Chair Andy leads on this.