Tom Bewick is the co-founder, director and Chief Economist at INSSO Ltd. He has spent most of his career working in skills, employment and entrepreneurship education, advising governments and corporations, on successful workforce development strategies. These days he can be found working in many parts of the world – in China, America, India, North Africa and the Middle East – advising on a variety of education and labour market reforms. An active trustee, he serves on the boards of several charities, including the Future Brilliance Foundation, Afghanistan organisation and is chairman of Tamasha Theatre – an Asian arts company based in London. Tom Bewick lives in Brighton, England, with his partner and three young children.
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Diane Lawson is a commercially focused Executive with a strong background in business and strategic policy development in national education leadership, membership and not for profit organisations (18 years). Through exceptional negotiation and stakeholder engagement skills Di has enabled the development of an extensive range of highly credible products and services, through nationally driven research and consultancy in Workforce Development, Adult Education and Training in the Health and Social Care, Business, Legal and Financial Services industries.
Educated to a Masters degree level Di’s research, publications and consultancy portfolio includes the conduct and management of a range of national and international competency, workforce development and training projects in Health and Social Care, Legal Services, Business Admin (HR) and Financial Services.
Jack Matthews is widely credited with establishing the full operational implementation of UK sector skills councils in 2002. As Director of Operations at the Sector Skills Development Agency he led the drive to establish 21 SSCs from 2002 till 2004. In 2004 he was appointed the Chief Executive of Improve Ltd., the sector skills council for the food and drink-manufacturing sector. In the early wave of National Skills Academies, Improve was one of the first skills councils to pioneer new and innovative forms of industry-owned training delivery, including productivity enhancing and accreditation initiatives. Jack has dedicated most of his career to workforce development in both the public and private sectors, for Scottish Hydroelectric and the Scottish Prisons Service. A former member of the board of the Alliance of SSCs and its Chair in Scotland, he now serves on the executive board of the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework Partnership. Jack is a keen mountaineer and holds a BA from Goldsmiths College, University of London and an MBA from Strathclyde University.