Introduction to the Board

The Skills 360˚ Board provides direction and strategic support for the delivery of our ambitious Strategic Economic Plan, Gatwick 360˚, specifically the actions within Priority 4: Create Skills for the Future, where we seek to boost the productivity of our economy by giving people the skills they need to secure and maintain high quality jobs.


Skills Advisory Panels

The Skills 360˚ Board will act as the Skills Advisory Panel (SAP) for the Coast to Capital area, bringing together employers and skills providers to understand and address key local skills challenges, with the aim of developing evidence based analysis to advise and support providers to deliver the skills required by employers.


This will be achieved by ensuring SAPs have strong governance arrangements and meaningful analytical capability to:


  • generate analysis of their local skills and labour markets to understand the local position
  • discuss and agree local skills needs priorities in the short-term and more longer-term
  • consider how these will be met through local provision over time
  • support the production of strong ‘people pillar’ section of Local Industrial Strategies


Institute of Technology in Coast to Capital EOIs

Please see information document in the 'Related Resources' section of this page, as well as the IoT Wave 2 Prospectus, and the EOI form.


Call for Local Authority Business Representative


POSTPONED - The recruitment process for the local authority representative has been put on hold due to COVID-19. 


We currently have a vacancy for a local authority representative, and are looking to recruit a senior individual to represent the views and interests of public business, to support understanding of the skills needs of businesses and to identify where investment is needed.


Skills and Labour Market Research Report

The Skills and Labour Research Project has now been completed and the Baseline Report and Baseline Appendix Report are finalised.


These report will feed into and support the development of the ‘people’ section of the Coast to Capital Local Industrial Strategy, as well as the work towards the Gatwick 360˚ priority to Create Skills for the Future.


The reports can be found here and also on the related resources section of this page.


Local Industrial Strategy Engagement - Youth Consultations

Coast to Capital also held a series of engagement workshops with students in three higher and further education institutions across the area, as part of the wider public Local Industrial Strategy engagement. The findings of these youth consultation sessions can be viewed here



In accordance with the requirements set out by government for the Skills Advisory Panels, the Skills 360˚ Board is made up of private business and public sector representatives, the Chief Executive Officer of Coast to Capital and representatives from the education sector and the community and voluntary sector.



Below are the current members of the Skills 360˚ Board:



Job Title


Frances Rutter


Principal and Chief Executive

North East Surrey College of Technology (NESCOT)

Winston Mahaffy

(Vice Chair)

Managing Director – Defence & Government


Andrew Currie

Head of Recruitment, Training and Leadership Development

Gatwick Airport

Andy Brown

STP Workforce Director

High Weald Lewes Havens Clinical Commissioning Group

Christina Dennis


WDR Limited

Jenny Andersson

Founder & Director

We Activate the Future

Jonathan Sharrock

Chief Executive Officer

Coast to Capital LEP

Kevin Delf

Chief Executive

Surrey Lifelong Learning Partnership

Liane Richardson

HR Director

Thakeham Homes Ltd

Nick Juba

Chief Executive Officer

Greater Brighton Metropolitan College

Robert Pye



Ruth Whittaker

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education and Students)

University of Brighton

Simon Pringle

Chief Executive Officer

Red River Software Ltd

Tim Walder

Partner - Aviation Sector Leader & Croydon Office Director 




Skills 360˚ Board meetings are held on a quarterly basis.

Meeting minutes and documentation can be found here



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