ScoutsCymru employ a small number of staff; they are split between our office in Llantwit Major and the Development Team based across Wales.

For more details see ScoutsCymru staff structure

Office Team

 Tracy Lowe - Office Manager

Tracy joined ScoutsCymru as the Office Manager in June   2011, outside of work her main interests are travelling, walking, reading and music.


Jane Churchill - Finance Assistant

Jane works part-time in the ScoutsCymru office in Llantwti Major. Outside of work she enjoys travelling, walking, music and theatre.


Alison Owens - Programme & Development Administrator

Alison joined ScoutsCymru in December 2006 and works part-time in the Llantwit Major office. Outside this she loves being a Grandma, walking the dog, reading, cooking and eating out.


Development Team

Debbie Tanner - Senior Development Officer - North West

Debbie first got involved with Scouting when her children did in Berkshire. In 2008, after moving to Anglesey, she became a ScoutsCymru Development Officer and has been working with ScoutsCymru ever since. In her current role she manages the ScoutsCymru Development Team.
Debbie has three children, a husband and a dog, all have been involved in Scouting (except the dog). She worked as a nurse for a number of years before qualifying as a Forensic Psychologist. She enjoys walking, making, up-cycling and reading.


Mark Winson - Development Officer - North West

Mark first joined as a Cub Scout and in time became a Scout section Leader in Caernarfon. He then took part in a three year part time trial as a Development Officer with ScoutsWales. For the last nine years he have been employed in this job on a full time basis with what is now ScoutsCymru. Mark enjoys  writing novels and short stories and plays the classical guitar.


Helen Gough - Development Officer - South West

Helen has been part of the Development Team for just under two years. Her background is in volunteer and project management both in the UK and overseas, including co-ordinating international gap year opportunities for 18 to 30 year olds. She lives on the coast in Pembrokeshire so when she is not working she loves spending time at the beach, on the coast path and playing in and on the sea. Helen is also part of an exciting organisation that intercepts food destined for landlfill and uses it to feed the local community - feeding bellies not bins.


Chris Matthews - Development Officer - South East

Chris started Souting as a Beaver in Hampshire in 1990. He has been involved as a staff member since 2007 and enjoys the challenge and satisfaction the role brings. He likes get outdoors usually hill-walking or surfing in the balmy waters around South Wales.


Rich Flowerdew - Strategic Support Offficer

Rich started working for the Development Service in 2010 and has worked across South Wales. Since January 2016, he has been seconded to the Strategic Support role, supporting the Public Affairs, Funding and Communications work for ScoutsCymru.

Rich has been involved in Scouting since Beaver Scouts, and has held various Volunteer Leadership, and is currently the District Commissioner for RCT District. He is also an ambassador for the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society.