Harvey McGrath, chair of the Man Group and chair of London First, has been appointed as vice chair of the new Skills and Employment Board.
The appointment was made by Mayor of London Ken Livingstone who said he was “delighted” that Mr McGrath had accepted the post.
Under new powers announced earlier this year the Mayor now has a statutory duty to promote learning and skills in London. These duties will be discharged through the creation of the LSEB which will be chaired by the Mayor.
Mayor Livingstone said Mr McGrath’s background meant he was “ideally placed to work with businesses and the public sector to ensure Londoners receive the training and skills that London’s employers and Londoners themselves need to contribute to benefit from the city’s economic growth.”