The Chief Commissioner of Wales is the lead volunteer for Scouting in the Country and is responsible for the management of Scouting in Wales.

The Chief Commissioner may be assisted by a Deputy, Four Regional Commissioner's and a number of Assistant Chief Commissioner's with specific responsibilities.

The Regional Commissioners support 12 Area Commissioners in Wales are responsible for their own geographical patch.

There are a number of activity teams that are able to provide help and support in their own specialist fields to members in Wales and those visiting us.

To request a visit from a member of TeamCymru for your local event, please see Request a visit.

For more details see ScoutsCymru Delivery & Support of Youth Programme Structure

For Regional Commissioners and Commissioner Wales' contact details please contact or 01446 795 277.


Chief Commissioner for Wales

Joining the Movement in 2012, Rhian’s Scouting journey is perhaps less conventional than most. Unlike 90% of our adult volunteers, she had no prior connections with Scouting (besides a brief childhood stint as a Brownie).

Unsure of where the role would lead, she initially signed up to volunteer following a house move, keen to meet like-minded people and to play a more active role in her community. What started off as a way to help others quickly became a passion, and Rhian has since become a key and valued member of the Welsh team.

Outside of Scouting, Rhian is an award-winning communicator and PR professional, working as the Head of Internal Communications for Great Western Railway, and leading a team of volunteers in her role as Chair of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations in Wales.

Daniel Lyons - Deputy Chief Commissioner for Wales




Joesph Murphy - Deputy Chief Commissioner for Wales





Gordon Richardson - Regional Commissioner North Wales





Simon Gatley - Regional Commissioner Powys





Sue Benbow - Regional Commissioner West Wales

When Sue found out her son's Beaver colony was going to close due to lack of leaders she volunteered. Nearly twenty four years later and having undertaken a number of different roles including District and Area Commissioner, she now oversees the West Wales Region.

As a retired teacher Sue now has time to enjoy gardening, cooking (particularly desserts), and dog sitting for friends. She loves Sci-Fi - especially Star Trek!


Rob Redmond - Regional Commissioner South Wales





Malcolm Latham - Commissioner Wales - Programme





Kay Holmes - Deputy Commissioner Wales – Programme (6-25)

Kay grew up in a Scouting family, and joined Ventures at 15, being invested by her Dad. 

She started as an adult volunteer at 18, firstly as an ACSL, then SL. In 2002 I moved to ADC Scouts and then in 2005 to DC until 2015. Kay is currently a GSL in Cardiff and a Deputy DC Strategy and Development for Cardiff East.  Alongside this she is now looking after Programme 6-14 across Wales. Kays strongest commitment is developing excellent experiences for Young people help them build skills that enhance their life. 

Outside of scouting I am a Nurse, currently working as a Specialist Advisor for the Huntington's Disease Association.


Wyn Owen - Deputy Commissioner Wales – Programme (Activities)




Steve Holmes - Deputy Commissioner Wales – Programme (Events)

Steve started Cubs at the age of 8 and continued through to Venture Scouts. He came from a Scouting family and has enjoyed scouting alongside hia Mum and Sister. Steve started in an Adult leadership role at 18 as and ACSL. On moving to Wales in 1990 he became a Section Leader until 2002. Then he moved firstly to DESC and then AAC Explorers. In 2005 he became a DDC and since 2015 I have been DC in Cardiff East. 

For many years he has been involved with All Wales Scout Camp, as Deputy Camp Chief and then as Camp Chief for the last 2 events. He now looks after Events for the Wales team. 

In his day job Steve is a driving instructor. 

Lee Wells - Deputy Commissioner Wales – Programme (International)




Huw Howells - Deputy Commissioner Wales - Programme (Community Impact)




Gareth Tanswell - Commissioner Wales - Inclusive Scouting




Pat Thomas - Commissioner Wales - Adult Training




Deb Bainbridge - Commissioner Wales - People

Deb started Scouting as we were short of leaders - since then she has been a UK commissioner and is currently GSL for Usk Scout Group. 

In her job she is Head of HR for a new Local Authority company based in the cotswolds. In her spare time she enjoys keeping fit, acting as trustee for two charities and spending time gardening and being outdoors.

VACANT - Commissioner Wales - Perception



Dawn Guest - Deputy Commissioner Wales - Perception (Digital)