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UK Chief Commissioner

Carl Hankinson

As UK Chief Commissioner, Carl heads up the UK Leadership Team – a group of volunteers who provide leadership and management across UK Scouting, along with specialised support in areas like programme, adult support and safety.

Carl Hankinson has volunteered with Scouts for over 30 years and has held a variety of local roles, including County Commissioner and County Chair. He’s had various programme roles across Scouts, Explorer Scouts and Scout Network, which have given him an exceptional understanding of the hard work and dedication it takes to run Scouts locally.

Carl has also held a number of UK volunteer roles including being part of a Programme Support Team, as UK Contingent Leader to the 12th World Scout Moot, and chairing the Operations Committee as a member of the Board of Trustees.

Most recently he’s been the lead volunteer for the work we’re undertaking to transform our volunteer experience.

As UK Chief Commissioner, Carl will head up the UK Leadership Team – a group of volunteer Commissioners who provide leadership and support across Scouts in the UK.

In addition to his roles at Scouts, Carl’s a Trustee of the Skelton Trust – a charity designed to support voluntary organisations in the North West of England.

In his professional life, Carl works in commercial banking with NatWest.

Carl Hankinson smiling at the camera while wearing a navy Scouts polo shirt and stripy scarf