RLSS UK is pleased to welcome a team of 12 new Ambassadors – all volunteers who will represent their areas and build even stronger links between the charity and its 1,000s of volunteers and their communities.

Following a term of consultation and a review of RLSS UK’s structure and governance, a review of the regional structure led to the conclusion that there was a need to create a team who would be provide a crucial link between the Trustee Board, the Community Drowning Prevention Co-ordinators and localised community drowning prevention and activity within branches.

Initially the team will focus on the transformation of the current regional structure to design a system that is fluid, supportive and meets local needs. The Ambassadors will use their expertise and influence to build networks to be in a strong position to support and mentor branches as well as using their connections to generate more partnerships and collaboration.


Introducing you to the Team of Ambassadors

Although the Ambassadors have been allocated to a region, they will work in partnership, across boundaries to better support work in local areas.

Bryan Finlay (Scotland)

David Browne (All Ireland)

Lynn Billingham (North West)

Ken Crass (North East)

Janet Wilson (Yorkshire)

Teresa Myatt (West Midlands)

Vacant (East Midlands) If you are interested in this role then please contact [email protected]

Joshua Hale (Wales)

Rhona Stockman (East)

Alan Sutherland (West)

Lorraine Buttery (South West)

Stuart Bailey (South)

John Stainer (South East)

Head of Volunteers, Lee Heard said: “This is an exciting time for all at RLSS UK and we are looking forward to furthering the charity’s aim of a year-on-year reduction in drownings across the UK and Ireland. The appointment of our ambassadors positions us to enhance our presence and impact within local communities.”