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!"
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).
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- "Gill Slocombe to be next Chief Guide". Girlguiding UK. Retrieved 10 February 2012.
- "Girlguiding UK - News and Events - Chief Guide Chat Transcript". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2006-10-17.
- "No. 59446". The London Gazette (Supplement). 12 June 2010. p. 7.