New District Commissioner (Middle East)

We’re delighted to share that Jane Warne has been appointed by the Area Commissioner, Nathan Prince to the role of District Commissioner for the Middle East District.Jane first joined Scouting in 2000, as a parent to support her son’s local Cub Pack.  It wasn’t long before she took on the role of Cub Leader and shortly afterwards, Group Scout Leader. After a short break to raise her family, Jane returned to Scouting in 2007 and has held multiple roles with Groups, Districts and at County level.  Jane’s most recent role was as County Commissioner with Suffolk Scouts, in which she worked with her team to support leaders in delivering #SkillsForLife to over 6,000 young people.

Jane has led several international expeditions and has a strong working knowledge of The Scouts strategy and all things programme related. She cares deeply about training and giving adult volunteers, as well as young people, opportunities to develop. As a newcomer to the Middle East District, Jane is looking forward to working with the whole team to continue the superb work put in place by Steve Sutton and in driving the district forward.

On her appointment Jane said, ‘Steve and his team have achieved fabulous things within the district, and I am excited at the prospect of working with the adult volunteers across the whole of the BSO Middle East family and to making new friends along the way. I would like to thank Steve for all of his work and I will do everything that I can to build on the strengths already in place and to further support and develop the BSO Middle East District’.

In appointing Jane, Nathan firstly extend his warmest thanks to Steve Sutton for his many years as District Commissioner in leading BSO Middle East through some challenging times, and in leading the building of a strong and vibrant District.  The District has an exciting challenge in continuing to grow and meeting the challenge of delivering #SkillsForLife not only to our existing membership, but to the many hundreds who are on waiting lists across the Middle East.  I am confident that under Jane’s leadership, and with the support of BSO locally and across the Area, these challenges can be met.

Professionally, Jane is a Science Leader at a Senior School in Dubai and has been a Head of Science for several years. Jane was recently married to Brian, who has joined her in Dubai. She has four adult children and a little grand daughter.