Meet the team

Jackie Bull – Regional Director

Jackie is responsible for matters of national DofE strategy, Licence holders considering changing their licence delivery, business or national fundraising, strategic development of the DofE at a high level within a local authority, developing strategic partnerships, liaison with Lord Lieutenants re. Royal engagements, working with Fundraising re. Donors.

Dawn Scott – Leadership and Expedition Development Manager

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Dawn is responsible for the development of leadership and expedition training for adults across the Region, ensuring outdoor training courses are available, liaison with Head Office regarding training and expedition development matters and training quality assurance.

Operations Managers and Operations Officers

Operations Managers are responsible for Operational Strategic policy within LOs, issues escalated from the Operations Team, queries regarding the deployment of the Operations Officers, new partnerships and relationships, fundraising liaison for funded projects.
Operations Officers are responsible for development issues, support with growth and completions, starting new centres, new DLC licensing, Licence reviews and development plans, delivery of training courses.

James Bajcer – Central England, West Area

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The West Area of the Region (Solihull, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Telford, Dudley and Wolverhampton) are covered by James and his team:

Lisa Atkinson                               [email protected]
Jo Huck                                         [email protected]
Wyndham James                       [email protected]
Ashley Williams                          [email protected]

Belinda Dickinson – Central England, South Midlands

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The South Midlands Area of the Region (Bedfordshire, Coventry, Leicestershire, Luton, Milton Keynes, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire.) are covered by Belinda and her team:

Emily Cooke                              [email protected]
Victoria Hickin                          Currently on maternity leave
Sam Rouse                                [email protected]
Caroline Thomas                     [email protected]

Debbie Felstead – Central England, West Midlands

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The West Midlands Area of the Region (Birmingham, Derbyshire, Sandwell, Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Walsall and Wolverhampton.) are covered by Debbie and her team:

Rob Foster                                [email protected]
Toby Hanna                              [email protected]
Chris Harding                          [email protected]
Brett Waring                            [email protected]

Jack Harris – Central England, East Area

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The East Area of the Region (Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Peterborough and Suffolk.) are covered by Jack and his team:

Ali Rigby                                  [email protected]
Georgina Sheward               Currently on maternity leave
Russell Smith                         [email protected]
Megan Stickland                   [email protected]

David Sharpe – Central England, East Midlands

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The East Midlands Area of the Region (Derby City, Derbyshire, Leicester City, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottingham City, Nottinghamshire, Rutland and Warwickshire) are covered by David and his team:

David Ashurst                      [email protected]
Meghan Batty                     [email protected]
Tina Hobday                        [email protected]
Kellie Ross                            [email protected]
Claire Shea-Simonds         [email protected]


Andrea Lynch – Office Manager

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Andrea is responsible for quality assurance, Regional budget, Regional finance issues, issues escalated from the Administration Team and statistical forecasting.

Amy Bowen – Gold Award Administrator 

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Amy is responsible for the approval of Gold Awards, Palace presentations, verification of Bronze and Silver Awards for new DLCs where no Verifier is in place and Long Service Awards.

Alison Green – Regional Support Administrator 

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Alison is responsible for licensing paperwork and providing initial support for new DLCs in ensuring they are set up correctly on eDofE.

Lisa Harrison – Finance and Training Administrator

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Lisa is responsible for purchase orders and invoices, application to host MTF training courses, MTF training enquiries.

Jennifer Meehan – Central Expeditions Assessor Network Administrator

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Jennifer is responsible for the Central Expeditions Assessor Network. This includes processing green forms for the Network, allocating Network Assessors and the administration of outdoor courses.

Wendy Price – Communications and Events Administrator

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Wendy is responsible for updating regional website pages, social media, newsletters, Central England mail-outs, case studies and success stories.

Pamela Vincent – Regional Support Administrator

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Pamela is responsible for licensing paperwork and providing initial support for new DLCs in ensuring they are set up correctly on eDofE.