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The Commission provides strategic leadership on skills and employment issues in the four nations of the UK. Commissioners comprise a social partnership that includes CEOs of large and small employers across a wide range of sectors, trade unions and representatives from the Devolved Administrations. Their mission is to raise skill levels to drive enterprise, create jobs and stimulate economic growth.
The new Commissioners are Toby Peyton-Jones, Director of HR, Siemens UK & North West Europe, Gail Cartmail, Assistant General Secretary, Unite the Union, Scott Johnson, Chief Executive, Chas Smith Shopfitters Ltd and Neil McLean, Consultant, DLA Piper, and Chair of the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership.
Business Secretary Vince Cable said: "Building a skilled workforce is a key part of our efforts to stimulate economic recovery and growth. I am therefore delighted to announce these appointments, the diverse backgrounds and viewpoints represented by the new Commissioners will strengthen the Commission’s capacity to deliver skills for growth across all sectors."
Toby Peyton-Jones has held a wide variety of high profile leadership roles within Siemens that include General Management, Mergers and Acquisitions and HR. He has extensive international experience including working in China as the Director of the Siemens Management Institute. Prior to Siemens he had started his career as an Officer in the Royal Engineers and moved on to work in the areas of Leadership Development and Management Consulting supporting companies from both the public and private sector.
About Siemens in the UK
Siemens was established in the United Kingdom 169 years ago and now employs 12,972 people in the UK. Last year’s revenues were £4.4 billion*. As a leading global engineering and technology services company, Siemens provides innovative solutions to help tackle the world’s major challenges, across the key sectors of energy, industry, infrastructure & cities and healthcare. Siemens has offices and factories throughout the UK, with its headquarters in Frimley, Surrey. The company’s global headquarters is in Munich, Germany. For more information, visit www.siemens.co.uk
* Data includes intercompany revenue. Data may not be comparable with revenue reported in annual or interim reports.
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