Liz Burnley

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Elizabeth Burnley CBE (14 March 1959[1]), née Elizabeth Harrison, was the Chief Guide of Girlguiding UK between 2006 and 2011.[2]

Early life[edit]

At the University of Nottingham, she completed a BSc in Psychology, then an MSc in Occupational Psychology.

Girlguiding UK[edit]

Burnley first got involved with Guiding as a Brownie and she was also a Guide. She has previously held the post of International Commissioner within Girlguiding UK.

In a webchat in September 2006, she said her most memorable experience as a Guide was "an "incident hike" - our team got lost on a moor, capsized our raft and missed the casualty we were meant to rescue - but amazing fun!"[3]

Burnley was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2010 Birthday Honours.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Professionally, she has worked in Human Resources for British Rail Engineering Limited and Boots UK. She now is a programme director for Common Purpose UK since 2007. Now widowed, Burnley was formerly married (Roger Burnley in 2000).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Birthdays". Times Newspapers Ltd. 2007-03-14. Retrieved 2007-03-20. 
  2. ^ "Gill Slocombe to be next Chief Guide". Girlguiding UK. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Girlguiding UK - News and Events - Chief Guide Chat Transcript". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2006-10-17. 
  4. ^ "No. 59446". The London Gazette (Supplement). 12 June 2010. p. 7. 

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