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Meet the team

The National Honours Subgroup

The National Honous Subgroup (NHSG) aims to spread awareness and increase the number of nominations made and successful awards given out for adults, deserving young people and Groups who contribute to their communities through and in addition to their activity within the Scouts.

Alan Seeley, NHSG Chair, NAAG Member

Alan is currently the Chair of AAC of Merseyside Scouts. Alan’s previous roles include Vice Chair, CC, Deputy CC, ACC AT, DC, GSL as well as a Cub Scout Leader, all in Merseyside.

Married to Carolyn, with two (grown up) children and professionally an Employee Affairs Manager with Ford of Britain, Alan is also the current Chairman of Knowsley Chamber of Commerce.

Alan enjoys watching sport of all types with football (a lifelong Everton supporter) and Motor Racing topping the bill.

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Graham Haddock, NAAG Chair and NHSG ex-officio member

Graham has been a member of the Scout Association since the age of 8. He graduated in Medicine from the University of Glasgow in 1982 and trained in Surgery and Paediatric Surgery in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Toronto, Canada.

Graham recently retired as a Consultant Neonatal and Paediatric Surgeon at the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow. He is an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Glasgow, is the Deputy Medical Director at NHS Education for Scotland and chairs their Scottish Surgical Training Board.

Graham was Chief Commissioner of Scotland for seven years until July 2018. He was elected as a UK Trustee in September 2019 and is the Project Sponsor for a redesign of our adult learning programme. He was previously the UK Commissioner for Explorer Scouts and Deputy UK Contingent Leader to the 20th World Scout Jamboree, Thailand.

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Graham Philips DL, NHSG Member

Graham is the former CC in Cheshire where he held the role for 12 years. He has been a member of Scouting from a child and held roles as Cub Leader, Scout Leader and GSL. He served as a member of the Operations Committee and continues to be involved in a number of national initiatives.

Professionally Graham has a number of business interests but devotes most of his time to third sector organisations, principally he is CEO of Cheshire Young Carers and North Wales Young Carers who support children who have caring responsibilities for parents and siblings.

As a Deputy to the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire Graham is involved in assessing submissions for National Awards in Cheshire and supporting the youth sector in the County.

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Andrew Tuggey CBE DL, NHSG Member

Andrew was the Chair of ScoutsCymru from 2017-2020. He now is the Chair of UK Community Foundations. Previously he was Chief Executive of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association at the Houses of Parliament until September 2017.

A former Soldier and Defence Diplomat, Andrew was High Sheriff and is now Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Gwent. He holds a variety of other appointments in the voluntary sector.

Andrew’s huge interest and support for Scouting has its roots from his time as Cub in Reading and a Scout in 55th Reading (Reading School) Scouts and later 2nd Reading Sea Scouts. The skills he learnt and the fun he had when a Scout have been fundamental to him throughout to his career and personal achievements.

Andrew was awarded a CBE in the Birthday Honours List 2016 for services to the Commonwealth and the communities in South-East Wales.

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National Honours Subgroup terms of reference

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