13 November 2019

Coast to Capital are delighted to welcome three new business representative appointments to the Skills 360 Board. They join at an exciting time as the Skills 360 Board are focused on defining key priorities going forward, in line with Coast to Capital’s emerging Local Industrial Strategy.

The new Skills 360 Board members are:


  • Jenny Andersson, Founder and Director, We Activate the Future
  • Liane Richardson, HR Director, Thakeham Homes Ltd
  • Tim Walder, Partner, Aviation Sector Leader & Croydon Office Director, Arcadis


The upcoming Skills 360 Board meeting will also note the valuable contribution of Bob Pickles, former Vice-Chair, and Business Representatives Alison McManamon and Oonagh McPhillips who have recently stepped down.


Jonathan Sharrock, Chief Executive at Coast to Capital said:


“This is a very exciting time to join the Coast to Capital Skills 360 Board Our ambitious Strategic Economic Plan – Gatwick 360 - prioritises the most important issues facing our region, including skills, and as such, it is vital that we are led by senior business figures with the skills and expertise we need to meet the challenges and opportunities the future will bring.”


Skills 360 Board Chair, Frances Rutter said:


“We are delighted to bring together a strong team of local experts to deliver the skills 360 board. Our goal is for the Coast to Capital area to be a place where young people are given the tools they need to join the modern workforce and we look forward to building a picture of skills needed across the area through the Local Industrial Strategy.”


Alison Addy and Andy Brown have also joined the Skills 360 Board as business representatives for Gatwick Airport and NHS respectively. Coast to Capital would like to thank their predecessors Darren Hockaday and Gavin Wright for their contributions.


The next meeting of the Skills 360 Board will take place on 20 November. For more information about the Skills 360 Board visit www.coast2capital.org.uk/skills-360-board

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