We are delighted to announce that Graham has agreed to be our Regional Adviser (Acting) because Diane Marshall has given up this role while she focuses on being the Manager of the Bonaly ASU and DRC. Thank you, Diane, very much indeed for all the work you have put into supporting our International expeditions.
Graham is a member of the SHQ International Support team with responsibility for Visits Abroad Compliance – this includes training people on the workings of the Visits Abroad process, signing off SHQ trips & providing support to anyone who comes looking for it in relation to Visits Abroad. Professionally Graham is a Business and Systems Analyst with a love of tea.
Graham has been a member of the movement since being a Beaver; internationally he’s concentrated on the trips with Adventurous Activities, going to Norway, Italian, French & Swiss Alps & Greenland (amongst others). Currently he’s a member of the leadership team for the SHQ trip to Madagascar. Weekly he’s an Assistant Explorer Scout Leader in West Lothian and a D of E advisor in his home of West Lancashire (Englandshire).
Whilst this is only a temporary appointment Graham is very much looking forward to assisting leaders from SE region in providing quality, compliant &, most importantly, safe Visits Abroad. For more information on the Visits Abroad process; what it is, when you need to follow it etc. please see the SHQ Supporting Document.
We are sure everyone in the Region will join us in welcoming Graham and thanking him very much indeed for taking on this really important role for us, while we look for someone to step up to being our RA (I).
Margery Naylor, Regional Commissioner