The Scout Association, a national charity, with a membership of over 538,000 young people and adult leaders, has just experienced its eighth consecutive years of growth—reinforcing its position as the largest mixed youth movement in the UK.
The Scout Association required an individual who would play a key role for the organisation with the commencement of a new Strategic Plan for 2014-18, a new and exciting chapter in their history. The organisation sought an individual who could provide good stewardship of their finances to ensure that they meet ambitious targets, whilst providing strategic oversight of their finances, and also making a full contribution to the Board.
Prospectus successfully appointed the Chief Financial Officer of a FTSE 250 business who had previously represented his country at a World Scout Jamboree and obtained the Chief Scouts Award. This individual brings to the role experience of working in a challenging financial and commercial environment, where good stakeholder management was a core component of his success.