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Current Board Members

Exeter and Heart of Devon Employment and Skills Board The Exeter and Heart of Devon (EHOD) Employment and Skills Board is an Employer-led organisation which aims to improve people's lives through employment and skills opportunities. We are a collaborative, proactive and voluntary organisation that brings together employers, providers, facilitators and funders.

Employers and Employer Organisations:

CHAIR Mark Shepherd, Waitrose (& East Devon Business Forum)
Alan Styles, Axminster Tools & Machinery
Andrew Boomer, Flybe
Chris Griffin, River Cottage
Derek Phillips, Exeter Chamber of Commerce and Industry (& Hotels Association)
Frances Canning, Exeter Federation of Small Businesses
Hannah Foster, Pearson
John Varley, Clinton Devon Estates
Julie Hawker, COSMIC
Kay Eldergill, Met Office
Malcolm Dickinson, Michelmores
Mark Godfrey, The Deer Park Country Hotel
Mike Watson, Stagecoach
Paul Gale, Interserve Construction
Professor Stephen Brookes, Select Statistical Services
Steve Hindley, Midas Group

Facilitators and Funders:

Alex Ledbrooke, Education Business Partnership - South West
Alison Thorpe, Skills Funding Agency
Bernadette Parkinson, CITB Construction Skills / Sector Skills Council Alliance
Janet Sinclair, Jobcentre Plus
Nigel Harrison, East Devon District Council
Rebecca Harvey, Career South West
Richard Ball, Exeter City Council
Richard Daulton, Apprenticeships


Charlotte Williams, PLUSS
Craig Marshall, Devon & Cornwall Training Provider Network
Jo McCreedie, University of Exeter
Richard Jenkins, Bicton College
Steve Campion, Exeter College


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