UK Commission for Employment and Skills strengthened by new appointments
4 May 2012
Business Secretary Vince Cable today (4 May) announced the appointment of four new Commissioners to the UK Commission for Employment and Skills
The Commission provides strategic leadership on skills and employment issues in the four nations of the UK. Commissioners comprise a social partnership that includes CEOs of large and small employers across a wide range of sectors, trade unions and representatives from the Devolved Administrations. Their mission is to raise skill levels to drive enterprise, create jobs and stimulate economic growth.
The new Commissioners are:
Gail Cartmail, Assistant General Secretary, Unite the Union
Scott Johnson, Chief Executive, Chas Smith Shopfitters Ltd
Neil McLean, Consultant, DLA Piper, and Chair of the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership
Toby Peyton-Jones, Director of HR, Siemens UK & North West Europe
They join an existing team of 23 Commissioners, led by Charlie Mayfield, Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership.
Mr Mayfield said:
“I am extremely pleased to welcome four Commissioners of such high calibre. They join the Commission at an exciting time, as we seek to ensure that skills development is really embedded within industrial policy to help boost jobs and growth. Gail, Scott, Neil and Toby join our other new Commissioners, Paul McKelvie and Scott Waddington, who were appointed by the Scottish and Welsh government respectively, and joined us last month.”
Business Secretary Vince Cable said:
"Building a skilled workforce is a key part of our efforts to stimulate economic recovery and growth. I am therefore delighted to announce these appointments, the diverse backgrounds and viewpoints represented by the new Commissioners will strengthen the Commission’s capacity to deliver skills for growth across all sectors."
The new Commissioners have been appointed for a term of three years. More information on our Commissioners can be found here