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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.


CHAIR Mark Shepherd, Waitrose (& East Devon Business Forum)
Alan Styles, Axminster Tools & Machinery
Andrew Boomer, Flybe
Chris Griffin and Harry Wild, River Cottage
Hannah Foster, The National Church Institutions
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
Steve Hindley and Ian Bassett, Midas Group

Employer Organisations:

Derek Phillips, Exeter Chamber of Commerce and Industry (& Hotels Association)
Frances Canning, Exeter Federation of Small Businesses

Facilitators and Funders:

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


Anita Butt and Nicki Snell, PGL
Annie Raine and Jenny Thorns, Devon County Council
Charlotte Williams, PLUSS
Craig Marshall, Devon & Cornwall Training Provider Network
George Curry, Westward Pathfinder
Hazel Lessiter, Acacia Training
Huw Davies, Petroc
Jamie Rail and Shelly Wright, Focus & DCET Training
Jo McCredie and Steven Wallers, University of Exeter
Richard Jenkins, Bicton College
Richard Layburn, Exeter College
Trevor Bay, Learning2Work


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