I am very pleased to announce that Mike Treanor has agreed to remain part of the Regional Leadership team as a volunteer and has taken on the role of Deputy Regional Commissioner.

In this important role, Mike will support me in my role as Regional Commissioner and I look forward to working closely with him to provide ongoing leadership and support for the more than 6000 young people and 2000 adult volunteers within the Region. Mike will take on specific responsibility for the People strand of our Regional strategy which includes Training, Communication, Additional Support Needs, Safety and Safeguarding and will work closely with the members of the Regional Leadership team responsible for these areas to continue to support and engage with volunteers across South East Scotland.

Having served as our Scouting Support Officer until June this year, Mike is well known to many across the Region and brings a large amount of Scouting experience to the role. A specific area in which Mike will be looking at is how we can improve our support for Group Scout Leaders within the Region, recognising the important role that they play in providing local leadership for adult volunteers.

On his new role, Mike said “I am looking forward to taking on the role of Deputy Regional Commissioner, supporting Martin, our young people and adult volunteers, and working closely with members of the Leadership Teams.”

Please join me in congratulating Mike on his new role.

Martin Elliot
Regional Commissioner