Head of Strategy and Policy

Kirsten is responsible for leading Coast to Capital's strategy and policy agenda around skills, infrastructure, housing and business space, ensuring that national policy aligns with the region's priorities for driving economic growth and productivity.


Kirsten joined Coast to Capital in May 2015 as the Skills Development Manager, delivering Skills for Growth, the Skills Strategy for the Coast to Capital LEP, working in close partnership with business and public sector partners and stakeholders.


Prior to joining Coast to Capital, Kirsten worked at Brighton and Hove City Council for 8 years, most recently as Partnership Adviser for Learning and Skills. Through partner, community, employer and stakeholder engagement Kirsten delivered on national and local policy areas such as apprenticeships, careers guidance, reducing the number of young people not in employment, education or training and vocational learning. Prior to that she worked in the community and voluntary sector delivering projects aimed at diverting young people away from criminal activity and behaviours.




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