Meet the CMT

The Contingent Management Team (CMT) are responsible for preparing and leading the UK Scout Contingent to The Netherlands in Summer 2018.

James Ferguson – Contingent Leader

James is responsible for leading the CMT and overseeing the progress of the whole contingent from planning and preparation to delivery and evaluation.


Ashleigh Grimes – Events Officer

Ashleigh is responsible for overseeing the project from a staff point of view including maintaining the project plan, managing the budget, insurance and risk planning.


Emma Watson – Deputy Contingent Leader

Emma is responsible for operational aspects of the UK Contingent including on-event logistics, travel and working with Scout Shops Ltd on the Roverway kit and also deputises for James when required.


James Wylie – Programme

James (better known as Wylie) is responsible for planning the UK Contingent’s programme outside of the core event such as the Grand Rover Tour briefing events and a UK Scout Contingent exclusive pre-event in Amsterdam.

Ollie Hyde – Patrol Leaders & IST Support

Ollie is responsible for the preparation and support of both our Patrol Leaders and IST (International Service Team) who ensure the event runs smoothly. This includes organising our PL Academy to train our Patrol Leaders and their Assistants.

Ben Hodgkiss – Communications

Ben is responsible for developing the contingent brand and identity, creating regular eNewsletters, bulletins and webinars for the contingent and managing social media channels such as our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. 

IMG_0077Margaret (Mags) Medler – Legacy and Evaluation

Mags is responsible for establishing a means to record, capture and present the meeting of the UK Contingent’s educational objectives for Roverway and the level of engagement of participants and International Service Team members in the event.