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Current Board Members

Membership of the EHOD Employment and Skills Board is divided into three main roles, to give a good balance of views when planning local skills priorities, interventions and activities. Employers and employer organisations form the core of the Board's membership, supported and advised by facilitators/funders and providers.

Exeter & Heart of Devon Exeter & Heart of Devon

Employers and Employer Organisations:

CHAIR Mark Shepherd, Waitrose (& East Devon Business Forum)
Alan Styles, Axminster Tools & Machinery
Chris Griffin, River Cottage
Derek Phillips, Exeter Chamber of Commerce and Industry (& Hotels Association)
Frances Canning, Exeter Federation of Small Businesses
Hannah Foster, Pearson
Jacqui Hepburn and Andrew Boomer, Flybe
John Varley, Clinton Devon Estates
Kay Eldergill, Met Office
Malcolm Dickinson, Michelmores
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, CBI Construction Skills / Sector Skills Council Alliance
Janet Sinclair, Jobcentre Plus
Nigel Harrison, East Devon District Council
Richard Ball, Exeter City Council
Susan Wearne, Career South West


Craig Marshall, Devon & Cornwall Training Provider Network
Jo McCreedie, University of Exeter
Mary Payne, Exeter College


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