Olave Baden-Powell Society Board of Directors
The Olave Baden-Powell Society Board of Directors are dedicated supporters of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting, who volunteer their time and expertise to the Society
What does the Board of Directors do?
The Board helps direct and deliver the OB-PS strategy and ensure that the Society continues to grow and develop. They work throughout the year to help the Society achieve its objectives and are actively involved in recruiting new OB-PS supporters.
How does the Board work?
Members of the Board of Directors are nominated by supporters of OB-PS and serve for a period of four years. The Board has up to 15 members who meet twice a year to discuss the strategy and objectives for the Society.
Our Royal Patron
The Patron of the Society is HRH Princess Benedikte of Denmark, an active participant in Board matters who attends each meeting, providing valuable input and guidance.
The Board Members
HRH Princess Benedikte of Denmark, Patron
Marlies Allan, President and Chair of the Board
Marlies joined OB-PS in January 2013 and has since been an active supporter of the Society. She became a Board Member in 2014, and is also a Princess Benedikte Award.
Marlies’ vision for the next five years is for OB-PS to become a little more modern and a little more business-minded in its approach to fundraising. She believes that it is also vital to raise the visibility and to make known the impact of WAGGGS at Global, Regional, and National levels.
Most importantly, Marlies will continue to raise funds for WAGGGS and build and improve on the solid foundation already in place. She hopes this will inspire financial support from individuals from all over the world, adding more countries to those that already support OB-PS, encouraging “stepping up” and men to join also.
Marlies is a talented and dedicated lawyer, specialising in Intellectual Property Law. A managing partner in the law offices of Allan & Ogunkeye, Marlies mainly divides her time between Lagos, Nigeria (where her offices are based) and London, UK. Along with her busy law practice, Marlies has held several prominent voluntary and charitable positions including the presidency of the International Women’s Society, and participating in the International Federation of Women Lawyers, as well as knowing the Hon. Consul General of Switzerland to Lagos for over 14 years.
Marg Devlin, Vice-President
Ekua Abudu, Vice-President
Her Majesty Queen Azizah