The main objective is to ensure that local people have the skills to compete for jobs by supporting skills development in key sectors that are critical to the growth of the economy.

Reports from the Employment and Skills Board feed into the main Humber LEP Board, to create a full understanding of the skills agenda in the Humber. Board papers from the main Humber LEP board are available here

Established in May 2013 to develop and oversee the implementation of the Humber Employment and Skills strategy the board has a number of established networks and working groups taking forward key programmes (shown in the diagram below and linked from the sidebar):


The Employment and Skills Board is chaired by Stephen Savage and has 24 members.

Stephen Savage
Adam GreenwoodAlan BrookeAndy CrosslandAnne TyrrellCassie FlanaganCouncillor Peter WheatleyDanny BrettDavid ClugstonJames McIntoshJoanne WoodhouseKaren LintonKevin PattersonLeon RileyLiz HutchinsonLord Haskins of SkidbyMarcella GoligherMargaret Hicks-ClarkeMick HeatlieMike WelshHelen Woolridge (Deputy for Mike Welsh)Rachel MendhamSharon SteadSteve Tomlinson (Deputy for Hull City Council Councillor)

Stephen Savage took over as Chair of the Employment & Skills Board from Mike Parker OBE, who stood down in July 2016.


The Employment and Skills Board meets on a bi-monthly basis. The agendas, papers and minutes of its meetings are available to view.