Skills for Londoners Board

The Skills for Londoners Board advises on actions to support the Mayor's Skills for Londoners Strategy and his skills and employment programmes, including adult education in London.

What are the board's aims?

  • To advise the Mayor on actions and outcomes to drive forward the Mayor's Skills for Londoners Strategy
  • To advise on strategic priorities, outcomes and funding requirements for adult education in London
  • To advise on other skills and employment priorities in London as required

Who are the board members?

The board is co-chaired by the Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills and London Councils' Executive Member for Skills and Employment.

The rest of the board's membership is made up of key stakeholders including London's boroughs, Further Education colleges, independent training providers and businesses.

Meet the members

Jules Pipe: Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills, GLA (co-Chair)

Cllr Georgia Gould: Executive Member of Skills and Employment, London Councils (co-Chair)

Cllr Nesil Caliskan: Leader, London Borough of Enfield and Member, Local London Skills & Employment Board

Cllr Steve Curran: Leader, London Borough of Hounslow and Chair, West London Alliance Skills and Employment Board

Cllr Ravi Govindia: Leader, London Borough of Wandsworth and Member, Central London Forward

Cllr Liz Green: Leader, Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and Chair, South London Skills and Employment Board

Celia Caulcott: LEAP - London's Local Enterprise Partnership

Kym Denny: the Mayor's Business Advisory Board

Arinola Edeh: HOLEX

Nichola Hay: Association of Employment and Learning Providers

Seamus Keogh: Skills for Londoners Business Partnership member

Angus Knowles-Cutler: London First

Gerry McDonald: Association of Colleges

Liz Sewell: Employment Related Services Association (ERSA)

Sue Terpilowski: Federation of Small Businesses

What are the board meetings about?

The board meets around four times a year.

Members are encouraged to share their insights about how to make sure all Londoners and London's businesses can access the skills they need to succeed.

Terms of reference and meeting papers

You can view the constitution (including terms of reference) for the Skills for Londoners Board.

Meetings of this board are not held in public but agendas will be published five clear working days before the meeting to which they relate. Summary minutes will be published in draft within two weeks of the meeting.

Meeting dates: 

The Skills for Londoners Board is supported by subordinate bodies that assist the Board in meeting its objectives.

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