• 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: Dorset Skills Board Terms of Reference.


  • Nicola Newman, Dorset Chamber of Commerce (Chair)
  • Rebecca Davies, Dorset LEP
  • Adrian Gunner, SWRAC
  • David Matthews, Food Production Sector
  • Hugh Joseph, Engineering Sector
  • Jim Andrews, Bournemouth University
  • Jon Bird, Dorset Council
  • Julia Howe, Weymouth College 
  • Karen Taylor, DWP
  • Lesley Haig, AECC University College
  • Lesley Spain, Skills and Adult Education
  • Luke Rake, Kingston Maurward College
  • Penny Syddall, Dorset Council
  • Phil Sayles, Bournemouth and Poole College 
  • Rod Davis, Private Training Providers (Deputy Chair)

Meeting dates, agendas and minutes

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

  • 15th August 2024
  • 14th October 2024

Copies of all meeting documents will be published below: 

June 2022

March 2022

January 2022

November 2021

September 2021

July 2021

May 2021

March 2021

January 2021

November 2020

September 2020

July 2020

May 2020

February 2020

November 2019

September 2019