Delivering London’s Skills Recovery

Monday, 10 May | 9.30am - 12.30pm | Online


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.


Building on the GLA’s recently published Local Skills Report, AELP London have assembled an incredible line-up of speakers to discuss how London can deliver an inclusive, skills-led recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

To view their profiles, please click visit the speakers page. 





09:30 - 09:50

Housekeeping from Jane Hickie, Chief Executive Officer, AELP

Introduction from Nichola Hay MBE, Chair of AELP London

09:50 - 10:00 Sponsor slot - Mark Dawe, The Skills Network
10:00 - 10:30

Panel session - ‘Maximising opportunities for Londoners from the Plan for Jobs’

Chaired by: Crawford Knott, Managing Director, Hawk Training


  • Stephen Evans, Chief Executive Officer, Learning & Work Institute
  • Forogh Rahmani, Senior Manager, GLA’s Skills and Employment Strategy Team
  • Mary Vine-Morris, London Regional Director, Association of Colleges (AoC)
10:30 - 10:40 Coffee break
10:40 - 11:10

Panel session - ‘Delivering a more inclusive approach to London’s skills recovery’

Chaired by: Rebecca Durber, Regional Engagement Manager, AELP


  • Jeff Greenidge, Director for Diversity, The Education and Training Foundation and AoC
  • Liz North, Head of Education and Skills, Policy Connect
  • Asi Panditharatna, Director of Employment Services, The Forward Trust
11:10 - 11:40

Keynote session -  Cllr Clare Coghill, Leader of Waltham Forest Council and London Councils’ Executive member for Skills and Employment

11:40 - 11:50 Coffee Break
11:50 - 12:20 Keynote session -  Michelle Cuomo-Boorer, Director of Skills and Employment, GLA
12:20 - 12:30 Summary remarks from Nichola Hay MBE, Chair of AELP London


The Delivering London’s Skills Recovery summit will be held on the Zoom video conferencing platform. Delegates are required to access the conference by downloading the software onto their computer or mobile app, using version 4.5.0 or higher (preferably 5.2.2). Should the delegate access the conference using the browser window, some zoom functions maybe unavailable.

A final confirmation email with joining links will be sent to delegates closer to the date of the summit. All delegates will be checked in via a waiting room.

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Free for AELP London Members

Non- AELP London 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