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Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer - Ross Maloney

As Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer, Ross is responsible for the transformative activity needed to realise the ambitions of the Scouts’ strategy as well as the services that support adult volunteers to help young people learn skills for life.

Those services include: safeguarding and protecting young people; growing the movement across the UK, particularly in underrepresented communities; providing tools and resources to support the local delivery of a really engaging programme for young people; delivering innovative digital services and solutions to support adult volunteers; and delivering excellent member and customer care. He is also responsible for a range of compliance activities across the organisation ensuring that safe and compliant conditions are created to enable every young person, adult volunteer and staff member to thrive.

A member since the age of eight, he’s held various adult volunteer roles over the years and, between 2002 and 2009, worked for the Scouts in a range of operational, management and policy 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. He has also served as a School Governor and College Governor, and is currently a Governor at Harris Academy Clapham.

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