Lara Burns

Lara is Chief Digital Officer of The Scouts, where she leads the digital transformation strategy across an organisation of 145,000 volunteers in a network of 8,500 local groups, who deliver weekly Scouting to nearly half a million young people to help develop their Skills for Life. She has spent 25 years delivering digital innovation across diverse sectors. In the last 15 years Lara has driven digital transformation and strategic change in the charity sector, where she is passionate about using technologies to increase the effectiveness of the charities. Lara was awarded ‘Digital Leader of the Year’ as part of the DL100 in 2023.