Mayor of London Ken Livingstone has announced the appointments to the new Skills and Employment Board which is mandated to tackle London-wide issues on skills and employment.
The Mayor, who will chair the board, last month announced the appointment of Harvey McGrath to the role of vice chair.
The Mayor said his appointments brought together “a wealth of talent and expertise in the fields of business and education which will be vital to deliver world class training and skills in London.”
The appointments were welcomed by Education and Skills Secretary Alan Johnson who said the capital needed “world class skills and we want employers to be centre stage securing the right skills for the economy.”
Mr Johnson said Mayor Livingstone would “be a powerful champion for this and the strong employer representation on the Board will ensure we have a strategy to meet the Capital’s adult skills needs.”
The full list of appointments is:
James Wates Deputy Chair, The Wates Group
Lucy Adams Group HR Director, SERCO Group plc.
Ozwald Boateng OBE Chief Executive, Bespoke Couture Ltd.
Jack Morris Chair, Business Design Centre Group
Dame Ruth Silver DBE Principal and Chief Executive, Lewisham College
Tracey Hahn MD (Leadership & Talent Management), Merrill Lynch
Paul Cuttill OBE Chief Operating Officer (Networks), EDF Energy plc
Barry Francis London Regional Manager, Unionlearn
Keith Faulkner CBE Managing Director, Working Links
Surinder Arora Chair, Arora International
David Fison Chief Executive, Skanska UK
Terri Dial Group Exec. Director, UK Retail Banking, Lloyds TSB
Ian Smith Regional Senior Vice President, Oracle UK Region
David Butcher Chief Operating Officer, BT Exact
Richard Cousins Group Chief Executive, Compass Catering
Grant Hearn Chief Executive, Travelodge
Nick Turner Managing Director, European Strategy, Morgan Stanley
Ruth Carnall Interim Chief Executive, NHS London
Ex officio Board Members
Chris Hayes Jobcentre Plus
David Hughes Learning and Skills Council
Jeremy Long London Development Agency
Prof Sir Michael Barber Expert Principle, McKinsey & Co.
Neil Fletcher Chair of Board of Governors, City Literary Institute
Paul Head Principal, College of North East London