Skills Advisory Panel

In our SEP, we outlined that we would create three thematic boards focusing on People, Business and Place, to support the LLEP Executive. The Chair of each Board is drawn from either the LLEP Board or Executive. The LLEP has a new Local Industrial Strategy Prospectus and is now developing a full Local Industrial Strategy; the People Board will support with the skills and other aspects of this.

The Skills Advisory Panel (SAP) now supersedes the former People Board. The SAP is responsible for:

  • Overseeing the development of the skills aspects of the Local Industrial Strategy (LIS) and leading the strategy and direction for skills development and employment support priorities
  • Developing a LLEP area skills action plan
  • Providing delivery assurance to the Executive of the delivery of projects and programmes
  • Making recommendations to and advising the LLEP Executive and Board about future skills investment opportunities
  • Managing risks and issues, escalating to the Executive where appropriate
  • Engaging stakeholders in the development and review of the LIS and delivery of programmes


Who’s on the Skills Advisory Panel:

  • Verity Hancock – LLEP Board – Chair
  • Fiona Baker – LLEP Head of Strategy
  • Anna Cyhan – LLEP People Officer (minutes)
  • Jane Toman – Blaby District Council (districts representative)
  • Diane Beresford – East Midlands Chamber
  • James Smalley – VAL (voluntary and community groups lead)
  • Pete Chandler/Joanne Ives – Leicester City Council
  • Matthew Davies – Futures (National Careers Service representative)
  • Gareth Thomas – Institute of Directors
  • Roger Matthews – Job Centre Plus
  • Caroline Boucher – Leicestershire County Council
  • James Bagley – Gateway College (FE lead)
  • Steve Piggott– Fullhurst Community College (schools representative)
  • Eloise Shelton -Vanilla (recruitment agency representative)
  • Adele Brown – DMU (HE representative)
  • Allison Tripney – Leicester City Football Club (local employer representative)
  • Peter Sutton – BEIS
  • Bev Moxon – Education and Skills Funding Agency
  • TBC– LLEP Executive Board

Meetings are held quarterly.

An outline of how local skills and employment groups link into the Skills Advisory Panel (formally known as the People Board) is in the download below.



Skills and Employment Working Arrangements July 2017 (277.68 KB)