The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award announces Stephen Peck as its Chief Operating Officer & Deputy Secretary General

Published: 25 Sep 2019

Steve Peck

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation is delighted to announce Stephen Peck as the new Deputy Secretary General and Chief Operating Officer.

Stephen is currently a Senior Director for the World Organisation of the Scout Movement, based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and comes with a wide range of local, national and international youth work and NGO experience.

Prior to working for World Scouting he worked as a Director for UK Scouting where he was responsible for Youth Programme, supporting adult volunteers and growing the Movement.  He has held senior positions in the YMCA and a number of other charities. He also comes with a strong commercial background having managed such operations in previous roles.

Announcing Stephen's appointment, John May, Secretary General, of The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation: 

"On behalf of the Award family I am delighted to welcome Stephen Peck as our Deputy Secretary General and Chief Operating Officer. Stephen brings with him a wealth of expertise invaluable to the work of the Foundation and I look forward to working closely with him as we continue to develop and strengthen the Award worldwide." 

Responding to his appointment, Stephen said:

“I am honoured and excited to be joining the International Award family.  The Award has a strong history of helping young people from all backgrounds and from all over the world to develop the skills they need to build personal resilience, make a difference in their communities and succeed in their lives. I am looking forward to working with everyone who makes the Award such a success: our partners, our volunteers, our staff and most of all the young people.”

It's expected that Stephen will start at the Foundation on January 2nd