Executive Committee

The executive committee as Central Yorkshire Scouts’ Board of Trustees is responsible for compliance, charity governance, and financial management. The Exec also works to support the County, and has responsibility for fundraising, property, equipment and insurance, adult appointment and people management, IT support, archives, safety, support, and the promotion & development of local scouting.

The Executive Committee has six subcommittees that support its work. Those are the

  • Appointments Advisory Committee
  • Aldwark Management Committee
  • Bramhope Steering Committee
  • Finance & General Purposes Committee
  • Fundraising Committee
  • Risk Committee

Raising funds for adventures

Whilst some funds come from subscriptions, Central Yorkshire Scouts is always looking for ways to raise more so it can do more.

Central Yorkshire Scouts welcomes interest from outside organisations and individuals, whether to support a specific project or to support our work in general. Please contact the County Office who will put you in touch with a member of our executive committee for a discussion.


Geoff Noble County Chair



Role Responsibilities

Objectively and impartially chairing Executive Committee meetings.
Monitoring that decisions and actions agreed at Executive Committee meetings are implemented.

Ask me about

  • Anything, if I don’t have the answer I’ll know somebody that does

Email: Geoff.Noble@cycscouts.org.uk


Stuart Jolley County Treasurer | Chair of Finance & General Purposes



Role Responsibilities

I am an accountant by profession and I am responsible for the stewardship of the Charity’s financial resources. I provide strategic financial advice to the County Executive Committee and lead the financial management of the County’s activities. I am Chair of the Finance and General Purposes sub-committee.

Ask Me About

  • Financial controls
  • Planning, budgeting & budget monitoring
  • Charity accounting and reporting standards
  • Independent examination of accounts
  • Insurance

Email: Stuart.Jolley@cycscouts.org.uk


Colin Harman County Secretary | Appointments Secretary



Role Responsibility

Executive Committee meeting agenda and minutes, County AGM, census and County appointments.

Ask me about

  • POR (Policy, Organisation and Rules)
  • Appointments
  • DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service)
  • Compass

Email: Colin.Harman@cycscouts.org.uk


Adam Turner Elected Member | Chair of Fundraising



Role Responsibility

As a trustee of Central Yorkshire Scouts, I contribute to the strategic oversight of the County, ensuring that our members have the support that they need. I lead on Digital Systems for the Executive Committee, and advise the Trustees on how best to implement these in consultation with Data Privacy requirements.

As Chair of the Fundraising sub-committee, I work with other members to secure additional funding for County projects, leading the Committee to support the County as a whole.

Ask Me About

  • Governance
  • Strategic Development
  • Data & IT, Communications Systems
  • Fundraising and Grants

Email: Adam.Turner@cycscouts.org.uk


Alan Naylor Elected Member | Trustee



Role Responsibilities

Support to all Sections and District Campsite
District Nights Away Co-ordinator

Ask me about

  • Running a campsite
  • Running international expeditions
  • Nights Away

Email: Alan.Naylor@cycscouts.org.uk


Brenda Graham Elected Member | Trustee



Role Responsibility

Those of District Secretary but not appointments.

Ask Me About

  • I have been involved in Scouting for over 50 years.
  • Initially as a Cub Scout Leader and then approx. 35 years ago became District Secretary

Email: Brenda.Graham@cycscouts.org.uk


Jim Hazle Bramhope Bookings Secretary | Trustee



Role Responsibilities

Dealing with enquiries and bookings for the campsite. Weekly delivery of booking forms to site, collection and banking of fees . Completion of receipt analysis and banking details for County Treasurer. Weekly circulation of up to date bookings list. Maintaining website bookings

Ask Me About

  • Anything about Bramhope bookings

Email: Jim.Hazle@cycscouts.org.uk


John Bradshaw Chair of Aldwark Management | Trustee



Role Responsibility

I lead the Management Committee in working to continuously improve the Central Yorkshire Scouts offer of water activities at Aldwark. This is for both residential weekends and weekend day trips available to everyone in CYS family from Beavers upwards. The role gives me the opportunity to support the wider work of the County as a member of the County Executive Committee

Ask Me About

  • Aldwark

Email: John.Bradshaw@cycscouts.org.uk


Jon Bliss Elected Member | Trustee



Role Responsibility

2019 sees my 10th year in Scouting. I started as a Beaver Scout Leader and have enjoyed multiple roles within both Wetherby District and Central Yorkshire County as a Local Training Manager, Training Advisor and Safeguarding and First Aid Trainer. Now I am a Group Scout Leader within Wetherby District.
As a member of the Executive Committee, I also sit on the County Fundraising Subcommittee, which looks to identify funding streams and manages applications for support from local or national sources for various projects which are identified as being a priority for the County. I am on my second term within the County Executive and am pleased to have witnessed the growth and development of Scouting within Central Yorkshire first hand.

Ask Me About

  • Fundraising
  • Training
  • Safeguarding

Email: Jon.Bliss@cycscouts.org.uk


Joseph Fletcher Elected Member | Trustee



Role Responsibility

As a member of the Executive Committee I am a Trustee of Central Yorkshire Scouts. I ensure that our members have the support they need and that our Young People’s views are meaningfully involved in our decision-making process.

As a member of the Appointments Committee I assist with supporting our volunteers through the appointment process.

Ask Me About

  • Youth Shaped Scouting
  • Data & IT, Communication Systems
  • The Appointments Process

Email: Joe.Fletcher@cycscouts.org.uk


Martin Naylor Co-opted Member | Trustee



Role Responsibility

As a member of the County executive and a trustee I am a member of the team who are accountable to the County Scout Council for the satisfactory running of the County. In practice that means we comply with all Scout and charity legislation and offer all of our young members and adults a fantastic experience in Scouting.

Ask Me About

  • Systems
  • IT Support
  • Security
  • Health & Safety
  • Safe use of Drones within Scouting

Email: Martin.Naylor@cycscouts.org.uk


Robert Turner Elected Member | Chair of Risk



Role Responsibility

I have been lucky to be able to use my professional experience to the benefit of Central Yorkshire Scouts, and currently act as both the Chair of the Risk Committee and as the Security and Privacy specialist on the County Executive. I’ve been involved in Scouting off and on since the mid 1970s, moving through the sections to be an ASL, followed by a long break which was ended when my own children started Scouting in the mid noughties.

Ask Me About

  • Risk as it impacts Scouting
  • Information Security
  • Privacy & GDPR

Email: Robert.Turner@cycscouts.org.uk


Ted Fairfax Elected Member | Trustee



Role Responsibilities

Principally as a representative of the Executive on the Aldwark Management Committee.

Ask Me About

  • Administration functions (currently District AAC Chair and District Administrator)
  • Development of Scouting Provisions
  • Leader training (currently a TA and TA – Managers and Supporters)
  • Nights Away Activities (holder of NAP Greenfield)
  • Scouting Manager role responsibilities (ex DC and still a GSL)

Email: Ted.Fairfax@cycscouts.org.uk


Jeni Burrell Elected Member | Trustee



Role Responsibilities

I am a member of the Executive Committee and a trustee of Central Yorkshire Scouts. My role involves supporting members of the county and ensuring decisions are made in line with Scouting policy.

I am also the Nominated Representative of the County on the National Scout Council where I offer feedback on national decisions that will affect the county.

Ask Me About

  • National AGM
  • National Strategy

Email: Jeni.Burrell@cycscouts.org.uk


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