South London Skills and Employment board


The South London Skills and Employment Board is made up of local businesses, training providers, third sector and council representatives from the London boroughs of Sutton, Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Richmond, which together form the South London Partnership (SLP). Board members will work to help businesses and other employers, helping them invest in staff and supporting career progression through training.

Next year the government plans to devolve the budget for the commissioning of adult skills in the capital to the Mayor of London. Sub-regions will have a formal role in shaping how the budget is spent. The South London Skills & Employment board will identify local priorities and feed these back to the London Mayor through the chair of the board, Cllr Ruth Dombey, SLP Skills Lead and Leader of Sutton Council. 

South London Skills and Employment Board members:

Cllr. Ruth Dombey (Chair), Sutton Council

Sarah Sturrock, South london Partnership

Ann Kelly, Epsom and St Helier Hospital

Ceilia MacMillan, Haymarket

Sophie Willmott, Mott MacDonald

Diana Sterk, Merton Chamber of Commerce

Sarah Dalmedo, National Physical Laboratory

Sarah Banham, Battersea Powerstation

Darren Hockaday, Gatwick Airport

Adele Roberts-Hunt, Kingston University

David Taylor, Stanley Park High School

Khadiru Mahdi, Merton Voluntary Services Council

Carole Cook, Training & Recruitment Partnership

Jamie Stevenson, South Thames College Group

Adame Lisle, Lidl

Jo Negrini, Croydon Council

Mandy Skinner, Richmond Council

Doniya Soni, GLA representative (observer only)