People & Skills Board

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. 

People & Skills Board Membership:

The following people serve on the People & Skills Board

Professor Kathryn Mitchell (Chair) University of Derby
Jane Howson 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
Jane Peacock ESFA
Sarah O'Hara University of Nottingham
Joe Battye Derby County Council
Iain Peel Derby City Council
Nicola Lees South Derbyshire District Council
Harminder Matharu AELP
Matthew Davis Futures
Nicola McCoy-Brown Nottinghamshire County Council
Ian Bond Inspire Culture
Julie Beresford Bassetlaw DC
Veronica Dennant Newark & Sherwood DC

D2N2 Contact Officer: Rachel Quinn (0115 9578 250)

People & Skills Board Meeting Dates:

Meeting Date Board Agenda Board Minutes

5th June 2019

22nd August 2019 (tbc)

22nd October 2019 (tbc)

12th December 2019 (tbc)

June 2019

August 2019

October 2019

December 2019

June 2019

August 2019

October 2019

December 2019