skills advisory panel & Board

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  • To strategically plan for skills demands and needs taking into account labour market information and the changing employment landscape
  • Influencing appropriate strategic responses in skills provision to increase the proportion of higher-productivity, knowledge-intensive jobs

The Committee Terms of Reference can be found here: Skills Advisory Panel & Board Terms of Reference.


Members of the Committee are as follows: 

  • Emma Hunt (Chair), Arts University Bournemouth
  • Adrian Trevett, BCP Council
  • David Matthews, Food Production Sector
  • David Walsh, Dorset Council
  • Diane Grannell, Bournemouth and Poole College 
  • Hugh Joseph, Engineering Sector 
  • Jim Andrews, Bournemouth University 
  • Lesley Haig, AECC University College 
  • Lesley Spain, Skills and Learning Adult Community Education 
  • Luke Rake, Kingston Maurward College (Chair of Careers Hub Steering Group)
  • Marie Boyce, Department for Work and Pensions 
  • Nicola Newman, Dorset LEP Board Member (Careers & NEET) 
  • Nigel Evans, Julia Howe, Weymouth College 
  • Richard Renaut, Health Sector
  • Rod Davis, Dorset and Somerset Training Providers (Apprenticeships) 
  • Steph Simpson, DWP
  • Tim Ford, Education and Industry
  • Zannah Chisholm, Culture and Arts 

Meeting dates, agendas and minutes

Meetings take place at least once a quarter, upcoming dates are:

  • 13 September 2021
  • 8 November 2021
  • 10 January 2022
  • 7 March 2022 

Copies of all meeting documents will be published below: 

July 2021

May 2021

March 2021

January 2021

November 2020

September 2020

July 2020

May 2020

February 2020

November 2019

September 2019