The County Team

Ayrshire North’s County Executive is made up of 10 volunteers with specific responsibilities, plus the 10 Division Commissioners for the county. In addition to the Executive, there are advisers who cover various activities, sections, and awards. Please go to the bottom of the page for any current vacancies.

County Executive

Helen Shedden

County Commissioner


Shiona Gilmour

Assistant County Commissioner


Kim Main

County President


Isabel McNicoll

County Treasurer


Lesley Hamilton

Growing Guiding Co-ordinator


Irene McIlwain

County Secretary


Janet Miller

Trefoil Guild Chairperson


Shiona Gilmour

Leadership Co-ordinator


Stephanie Sharp & Claire Lid

Marketing Communications Adviser



Division Commissioners

The role of Division Commissioners is to support units within their division and pass on any information from UK, Scotland, or County Girlguiding teams. They also have a fundamental role for Join Us and Go! which are systems which keep note of volunteer and young member’s details. They are key representatives for their Division at County level.

Mairi Duff

Arran Division Commissioner

Fiona Cunningham

Garnock Valley Division Commissioner

Irene McIlwain

Irvine and Dreghorn Division Commissioner

Ailsa Morrison

Kelburn Division Commissioner

Kirsty Wilson

Kilwinning Division Commissioner

Margaret McGrath

Kilmarnock Representative

Joanna Blane

North West Cunninghame Division Commissioner

Janet Mooney

Stewarton Area Division Commissioner


Ruth Winning

Upper Irvine Valley Division Commissioners

County Advisers

  • County Archivist – Elizabeth Howie
  • Assistant County Treasurer – Catherine Elliot
  • Membership Growth and Enquiry Coordinator – Lesley Hamilton
  • Young Leaders Advisers – Rowan Carswell, Alison Murdoch, Calix Winning
  • Leadership Qualification Coordinator – Shiona Gilmour
  • Join Us Coordinator – Catriona Gilmour (
  • Safe Space Adviser – Shary Bourne
  • International Adviser – Ailsa Morrison
  • Indoor Residential Adviser – Frances McMillan
  • Outdoor and Residential Team Lead – VACANT!
  • Outdoor Team Adviser (Water Activities) – Charlotte Main
  • Outdoor Team Adviser (Walking and Duke of Edinburgh) – Ruth Winning
  • Water Adviser – Charlotte Main
  • Walking Adviser and Peer Education Co-ordinator – Ruth Winning
  • Rainbow Adviser – VACANT!
  • Brownie Adviser – Ashley McGaw
  • Guide Adviser – Moira Hodge
  • Ranger Adviser – Betty Wilson
  • Baden-Powell Challenge Award Coordinator – Gillian Borland
  • Senior Section Adviser – Betty Wilson
  • Queen’s Guide Coordinator – Catriona Gilmour
  • Peer Educator Coordinator – Charlotte Winning
  • Additional Needs Adviser – Linsey Brown
  • ID Verifier Coordinator – Mary Dunlop

Current Vacancies

Vacancies are only open to current Girlguiding Ayrshire North members. If you are interested in any of the vacancies within the County Team, please let your Division Commissioner, the County Commissioner, or Assistant County Commissioner know. Most roles require you to have passed your Leadership Qualification but will say if there are different requirements. We are always looking for new ideas and skills within the County Team, so even if there is no vacancy but there is an area that interests you – get in touch!

  • Kilmarnock Division Commissioner
  • County Guiding Development Adviser! (contact Helen Shedden for more information)
  • Rainbow Adviser
  • Outdoor and Residential Team Lead