Congratulations to our new Chief Commissioner!

We are very happy to announce that former County Commissioner for Ross-shire, Moira McKenna has been appointed the next Scottish Chief Commissioner.

Moira Mckenna

Moira says:

I’m so pleased to be appointed as the new Chief Commissioner for Scotland. I can’t wait to take a lead in giving girls a space to reach their full potential as well as supporting our fantastic and dedicated volunteers!

Moira, who is a GP in Dingwall, will be taking over from our current Chief Commissioner, Sue Walker in September and we are excited to have her lead us in continuing to deliver our strategic plan.

Sue has had a great impact over the last five years, helping offer girls and young women so many amazing opportunities.

Sue says:

I’m delighted that Moira has accepted the invitation to be the next Scottish chief commissioner. Adventure is at the heart of what she brings to guiding – Moira gently encourages and supports adults and our young members alike.

I look forward to working with Moira over the next few months to ensure a smooth handover and I hope that she enjoys the same great support that I have received in the role.

From Brownie to Chief Commissioner

Having joined the Girlguiding family in 1973, Moira is excited about this new challenge where she’ll be supporting us to keep empowering and inspiring as many girls as possible across Scotland, encouraging them to find their voice.

Moira says:

I was a Brownie at first, then I became a Guide, and after that a Ranger. Later, I was a Queen’s Guide and completed my Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s award.

Her kids are all involved in volunteering, too – one of her daughters is a Rainbows Leader in Edinburgh, the other is a Young Leader with the Ross-shire Guides, and her son is a young leader with the Scouts.

When she’s not busy with Girlguiding duties, Moira enjoys getting outdoors and ballroom dancing.

We’ll be sharing more about Moira in September when she starts her role.