AELP London: Delivering London’s Skills Recovery

Date: Monday, 10 May 2021



AELP London supports its members to deliver programmes that increase workforce productivity and improve social mobility in the capital.

Building on the GLA’s recently-published Local Skills Report, the purpose of the event is to bring key providers and decision-makers together and discuss how London can deliver an inclusive, skills-led recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. We will hear from a range of organisations including the GLA, London Councils, Policy Connect, The Forward Trust, and more.

There will also be plenty of opportunities to share your thoughts and how we can all work on delivering this important agenda. 



  • Nichola Hay MBE, Chair of AELP London
  • Mark Dawe, Chief Executive of The Skills Network
  • Cllr Clare Coghill, Leader of Waltham Forest Council and London Councils’ Executive member for Skills and Employment
  • Michelle Cuomo-Boorer, Director of Skills and Employment at the GLA
  • Asi Panditharatna, Director of Employment Services for The Forward Trust
  • Jeff Greenidge, Director of Diversity for the AoC and ETF
  • Forogh Rahmani, Senior Manager in the GLA’s Skills and Employment Strategy Team
  • Stephen Evans, Chief Executive of the Learning & Work Institute
  • Mary Vine-Morris, London Regional Director of the Association of Colleges
  • Liz North, Head of Education and Skills at Policy Connect
  • Crawford Knott, Managing Director of Hawk Training



09:30 - 09:50 - Introduction from Nichola Hay MBE
09:50 - 10:00 - Sponsor slot- Mark Dawe, The Skills Network
10:00 - 10:30 - Panel session 1- ‘Maximising opportunities for Londoners from the Plan for Jobs’
10:30 - 10:40 - Coffee break
10:40 - 11.10 - Panel session 2- ‘Delivering a more inclusive approach to London’s skills recovery’
11:10 - 11:40 - Keynote 1
11:40 - 11:50 - Coffee break
11:50 - 12:20 - Keynote 2
12:20 - 12:30 - Summary remarks from Nichola Hay MBE



Free for AELP London Members
AELP Member: £49.00 + VAT
Non-AELP Member: £49.00 + VAT


If you join AELP London within 30 days of the event, the cost will be subtracted from your membership fee. For more information including membership benefits, please visit: or email [email protected]


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