Hi all (again)! It was a privilege to be one of the co-organisers back in 2015 and an even bigger privilege to be asked to co-organise the event again for 2020! I have been involved in Scouting since 1984 and have been an adult volunteer since 1996. My role is currently Assistant County Commissioner for Derbyshire and I have held District, County and National roles over the years. I live in Belper with my wife Claire (who is also a scouter) with sons Josh (a scout) and Ezra (who was a new addition to the family in August 2018) – so as you can imagine life can be hectic at times! Away from scouting I love live theatre, holidays, running and, of course, spending time with my family.
Hi everyone many of you will recognise my face as one of the organisers from Peak 2015. Here I am again to co-organise and lead a team of amazing volunteers to bring you Peak 2020. I am a Guide Leader and Ranger Leader from Derby and help run groups on a weekly basis. I live with my partner Ian who is a Scouter and so between us our house gets very manic and busy at times. Outside of Guides & Scouts we enjoy our holidays and walking–particularly with our friends in the Lake District.
Peak 2020 Chairman
It is something of a privilege to have been invited by the County Commissioners to take onthe role as Chair of the Peak 2020 Senior Management Team. I have to admit that coming into the role with very limited knowledge of the scouting and guide organisations Peak 2020 is all very new to me. From what I have seen to date my lack of understanding is more than compensated for by the very hardworking and committed senior management team many of who have been involved in previous Peak events. I am a retired company chairman having spent my working life in construction, property development, engineering and as chairman of a number of not for profit organisations I live in Ilkeston with Jenifermy wife of 50 years, have one son and two grown up grandaughters. During what spare time I have I enjoy cycling (very slowly), travel, gardening and wildlife wood carving.
Admin & Staff Support Director
Hello, I’m back to oversee Reception ( or should I call it The Box Office?) , Bookings, Hospitality and Staff Services at Peak 2020 having previously done part of the job at 2015. I have been a Scout leader for nearly 30 years initially with Venture Scouts (pre-Explorer time) and Scouts before settling into Beaver Scouting where, alongside running my weekly section meetings, I supported the Cubs at Camp and also took on ADC and then ACC (Beaver Scouts) roles. My husband and 4 children are all Scout leaders (including one now in the USA). I retired from “frontline” scouting in 2017 but have continued as training advisor and group/district supporter at events. Outside of Scouting I enjoy travelling, reading, music and also support our local church in several roles.
I look forward to seeing many of you at Check-in!
Hi to you all. This will be my 5th peak, My Peak experience began in 1995 as part of a Sub Camp Team, undertaking roles, over the years, as a quartermaster, assistant sub camp leader and subcamp leader. The last peak as Campers Manager. My sub camps Gateways have had a 7-meter high rocket, a working volcano, mud huts, all dwarfed by the size of the Peak Camp. Peak is a totally different experience from any other camp. The number of campers has always been in excess of 7000. It has been an amazing privilege to be a part of Peak and see it grow over the many years. I have been in scouting as a leader for over 40 years. Been part of the Derbyshire training team – mostly for Nights Away courses, an Assistant County Commissioner for Cub Scouts, and a District Commissioner. I recently got married and now live in Long Eaton Derbyshire. See you at Peak 2020
IT & Corporate Director
My passion for Scouting started over six years ago, supporting DofE Expeditions, as a Supervisor and then Assessor for our local Scout Group. Having taking on the Group Chairman and then District Treasurer roles I am always looking for the next challenge, this will be my first Peak Camp and may be one of the most demanding roles I have ever taken on. Having delivered and managed IT Systems and Solution around the World the chance to take on this activity in the Duke of Devonshire’s back garden was too good an opportunity to miss, Information Technology, Scouting & Guiding does it get any better…
Technical Services Director
Hi everyone, I think you might recognise me from previous Peak Camps as I have worked at a few – everyone since 1980! All my Peak roles have been related to infrastructure and Technical Services even if the job title has changed over the years! I have been involved as a leader within Derbyshire Scouts for over 40 years, holding various roles including GSL and District Commissioner, both of these being in the inner City area of Derby. My current role is Deputy County Commissioner (Support) which includes supporting District Commissioners throughout the County and looking after our Scout Active Support Units – a role that keeps me busy. Outside of Scouting, I enjoy watching Derby County and I am a season ticket holder at Pride Park.
I am delighted to have been appointed Retail Director for Peak 2020. I have been a member of the Scout Association from being a Cub Scout at the age of 8 and a held an adult appointment as a Scouter for over 35 years. In that time, I have held Group, District, County and Regional appointments as well as having an involvement in numerous large International Scout and Guide camps including the World Scout Jamboree in Sweden 2011 and Peak 2015. As Peak 2020 approaches I look forward to co-ordinating the activities of the Retail Team, meeting and working with a fantastic group of people to provide all Retail services to all those attending the event.
Having taken park in two peak camps as part of the Safety Team Two on the Transport team & one as a Scout. I am excited to be taking on a new role and challenge for Peak 2020 as the Infrastructure Director. Working with my team, I am responsible for Site Surveys, Transport, Trackway, Fencing, Marquees and Cabins. My team also support the organisers and other peak teams to ensure they have everything in place ready for camp. Having started my scouting life as a Beaver/Cub I am now an adult volunteer within Derbyshire. My roles are Group Scout Leader for 86th Derby (Little Eaton) whilst being an active member of the Drum Hill Service team. Outside of scouting I enjoy socialising with friends.
Hi all! This is my second Peak as part of the Finance Team but first heading the team up. My Peak experience dates back to 1995 when I started as a Scout, right the way through as a young leader, leader and member of the transport team. My Scouting background is currently that of Group Scout Leader, County Exec Member and Finance Committee Member but have been involved as a Scout leader since I could take a warrant. My life outside of Scouting is that of an accountant which I thoroughly enjoy and just enjoy working with numbers so you can see why I am looking forward to this role!
Safety, Health & Welfare Director
Hello, in 2015 I had the pleasure of heading the Peak 2015 Safety Team, the team was a wonderfully diverse and talented group of people that were inspirational in many ways. For Peak 2020 I will have an even larger team to be inspired by as the Director of the Safety Health and Welfare Team. I have been involved in Scouting and Guiding throughout my life, initially as an honorary Brownie at the pack my mother and farther ran, then a Cub, then a Scout, then as a unit helper, I’ve also been an advisor to both organisations. But for the last decade or so most of my involvement has been through helping to run various Peak camps. I look forward to seeing you at Peak 2020.
Activities & Events Director
Hello everyone. This is the second Peak for me. In 2015, I was a member of the 14-17-year-old subcamp leader team. My experience in Scouts extends to fronting elements of UK adventure and currently managing Scout Active Support for the UK at Scout HQ. In Derbyshire, I am the Local Training Manager in Derwent and Dove District alongside assessing both Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expeditions and Scout hillwalking permits.
Professionally, I am a Medical Scientific Advisor for a Canadian Pharmaceutical Company, working in the fields of antibiotic and cardiovascular care.
What spare time there is usually involves running, hillwalking, mountain-biking or skiing.