People & Skills Board

Pupil and teacher careers session, Enterprise Advisor Network

The People & Skills board, currently chaired by Professor Kathryn Mitchell, develops, implements, and oversees the delivery of the People and Skills element of the Strategic Economic Plan and acts as the Skills Advisory Panel for D2N2.

The Board will also lead the development of the People element of the Local Industrial Strategy for D2N2.

People & Skills Board Specification:

  • Oversees delivery of the D2N2 Strategic Objectives for People and Skills;
  • Undertakes the ‘effective functioning of local labour markets’ – Skills Advisory Panel
  • Ensures coherence across the D2N2 skills, employability, and inclusion landscape including:
    • Focus and prioritisation
    • Avoiding duplication of local activity or plans
    • Measuring Impact
  • Shapes and influences the connection between strategy, delivery, and beneficiaries;
  • Enables collaboration;
  • Ensures quality: value for money and a clear benefit to inclusion and productivity. 

For a copy of the People & Skills Board Terms of Reference click here.

People & Skills Board Membership:

The following people serve on the People & Skills Board

Professor Kathryn Mitchell (Chair) University of Derby
Jane Howson (Inclusion Rep) Autism East Midlands
Julie Richards Chesterfield College
Sian Rebourg Laing O'Rourke
Nicki Jenkins Nottingham City Council
Cate Edwynn Derby City Council
David Wright BEIS
Sue Fielding DWP
Karen Manuel DWP
Sarah O'Hara University of Nottingham
Joe Battye Derbyshire County Council
Nicola Lees South Derbyshire District Council
Harminder Matharu AELP
Nicola McCoy-Brown Nottinghamshire County Council
Ian Bond (Inclusion Rep) Inspire Culture
Julie Beresford Bassetlaw DC
Veronica Dennant Newark & Sherwood DC
Nathan Clements Boots
Katrina Starkie Purpose Media
Gary Parsons Talk Staff
Pauline Anderson Derbyshire County Council
Peter Bramall Futures Group
Julia Brooks Education & Skills Funding Agency
Mike Firth Education & Skills Funding Agency
Trudi Waldrum Food & Drink Forum
Andrew Marsh Derbyshire County Council

D2N2 Contact Officer: Rachel Quinn (0115 9578 250)

2020 People & Skills Board Meeting Dates:

Meeting Date Board Minutes

18 February

22 April

8 June

26 August

13 October

8 December

18 February

22 April

8 June

26 August

13 October

8 December

2019 People & Skills Board Meeting Dates:

Meeting Date Board Minutes

5th June 

22nd August 

22nd October 

12th December 

June 

August 

October 

December