03 Aug 2015

I am delighted to be taking on the role of Chief Commissioner for Girlguiding Midlands. I’m passionate about empowering and encouraging girls and young women to reach their potential, so this really is the perfect role for me!

Girlguiding Midlands is a wonderful organisation and I feel privileged to lead it, my thanks must go to Sally Illsley for all the enthusiasm and passion with which she has led the Region during her time as Chief Commissioner.

I joined Girlguiding as a Brownie and then was a Guide. I have been a Guide leader at 3rd Ashby Guides for over 20 years, have organised many events including being part of the Girlguiding Centenary Adventure Team, I’ve been a Division Commissioner and recently finished as County Commissioner for Leicestershire. I know whatever your age it’s a fantastic place to make friends and have brilliant fun.

With over 80,000 members across the eleven counties, I don’t think there will be a quiet moment and I look forward to meeting and working with lots of you over the coming years.

Abi Salter

Chief Commissioner