Employment and Skills Leadership Team

The Employment & Skills Leadership Team is a committed group of senior executives who represent organisations that collectively employ over half a million people. These organisations are at the forefront of development and investment in the Talent & Skills of the UK workforce.

Against a backdrop of persistent youth unemployment, the team is focused on ensuring that more young people are supported by business to successfully move from education into their working lives. To amplify their efforts they drive action through a highly successful ‘sector approach’. By heading up initiatives their own sectors, they mobilise large groups of companies to:

Marc Allera, Chief Commercial Officer, EE
Chief Commercial Officer
Lynne Atkin, HR Director, UK Retail and Business Bank, Barclays Bank plc
HR Director, UK Retail and Business Bank
Martin Brown, Work Services Director
Work Services Director, DWP
Tanith Dodge, Director of Human Resources, Marks & Spencer
Director of Human Resources
Paul Flaum - Managing Director, Whitbread
Managing Director
Chris Jones, City & Guilds
Group Chief Executive
Chris Kirk - PwC, Education and Skills Consulting Leader
Education and Skills Consulting Leader
Stephen Lehane, HR Director, Alliance Boots
HR Director
Ian Peters - Director of Customer Facing Strategy, Centrica
Director of Customer Facing Strategy
Richard Sykes
Hayley Tatum
Senior Vice President, People
Mark Thurston - Regional Managing Director for Europe, CH2M
Regional Managing Director for Europe
Catherine Williams, DWF
Chief People Officer
Chief Executive



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