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9 January 2020 | Skills & People

Skills & Employability Leadership Group

The SCDI Skills & Employability Leadership Group was established in January 2019 to consider the skills that Scotland will require to meet the challenges and opportunities the Fourth Industrial Revolution presents. It has brought together experts from across our skills landscape to consider evidence and engage with businesses and organisations on how best to meet our future skills needs.

Leadership Group


Tony Coultas, Head of Service Innovation, Skills Development Scotland


David Brown, Director of Strategic Partnerships, The University of Edinburgh

Sean Duffy, Chief Executive, The Wise Group

Rachel Elliott, Policy Manager, OPITO

Fiona Godsman, Chief Executive, Scottish Institute for Enterprise

Marie Hendry, Depute Director, The Open University in Scotland

David Kelly, Policy Manager, SCDI

Matt Lancashire, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, SCDI

Willie Maltman, Director, Future Proof Learning

Elaine Melrose, Group Director of Resources, Wheatley Group

Aileen Ponton, Chief Executive, Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework Partnership

Christine Roberts, Group HR Director, David MacBrayne

Alastair Sim, Director, Universities Scotland

Gill Stewart, Director of Qualifications Development, Scottish Qualifications Authority

Sandra Wright, Head of Careers and Employability, University of Strathclyde