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Chief Operating Officer - Ross Maloney

As Chief Operating Officer, Ross is responsible for the services that support our volunteers to deliver and grow the movement across the UK – making sure that all young people have the chance to take part in an engaging, high quality Scout programme safely. He’s also responsible for the organisation’s work on digital transformation and portfolio, programme and project management.

A Scout since the age of eight, he’s held various volunteer positions over the years and, between 2002 and 2009, worked for The Scouts in a range of policy and operational roles. 

In 2009, he was appointed Operations Director at WorldSkills UK where he played a significant part in delivering the world's largest vocational skills competition and careers event.  In 2011, he went on to be Chief Executive at WorldSkills UK, where he led the organisation as it championed the value of further education, skills and apprenticeships through a series of programmes, competitions and events reaching thousands of young people each year.

Ross has previously been a Trustee of a national youth charity, School Governor and College Governor.