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


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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


Alison Addy

Head of Community Engagement

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

Robert Pye



Ruth Whittaker

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education and Students)

University of Brighton

Simon Bland

Head of Economic Prosperity

Reigate and Banstead District Council

Simon Pringle

Chief Executive Officer

Red River Software Ltd

Tim Walder

Partner - Aviation Sector Leader & Croydon Office Director 


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