Nuclear Skills Strategy Group

26 May 2020

ECITB unveils new Board Members

The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) has announced the appointment of five new Board members to lead the organisation.

Appointed by the Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, Gillian Keegan MP, Board members will work under the leadership of Lynda Armstrong OBE, Chair of the ECITB.  They will help steer the ECITB and champion its work as the statutory skills body for the engineering construction industry in England, Scotland and Wales.

The appointments come at a critical time for the industry as it deals with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the low oil price. Trustees will lead the ECITB’s recently unveiled Covid-19 crisis response package, which involves a £4.5m Train to Retain scheme for graduates and apprentices, a new ECITB scholarship design and measures to boost digital training and assessment.

The new Board members, all from the industry, are:

  • Jane Cooper, who is the Senior Manager for Stakeholder Relations and Regulatory Affairs at Ørsted UK.
  • Daniel Gear, who is a Strategic Programme Lead at Petrofac Engineering & Production Services
  • Cameron Gilmour, who is Vice President at Doosan Babcock
  • Steve Hunt, who is the UK Regional Director for Stork.
  • Paudie Somers, who is CEO at Altrad for UK, Ireland and the Nordics

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