The Workforce Development Trust appoints three new trustees


By Skills for Health | 21 March 2023

The Workforce Development Trust, the parent group of Skills for Health, has announced the appointment of three new trustees and the re-appointment of two existing trustees. 

Arvind Malhotra, Jacob Abboud and Chief Constable Lisa Winward QPM have joined the charity’s Board, which provides strategic direction and independent oversight of the Trust’s group of companies: Skills for Health, Skills for Justice, SFJ Awards and People 1st International. With career backgrounds ranging from finance, third sector, information technology and policing, Arvind, Jacob and Lisa bring a wide range of experience and expertise to The Workforce Development Trust (WDT) board. 

In addition to these new appointments, Niamh McKenna and Erika Bannerman have been re-appointed, each for a further term of 3 years. 

The new appointments and re-appointments complete the Board that also includes Microsoft’s Daniel Langton, Managers in Partnership’s John Restell, Leeds & York Partnership NHS Trust’s Dr Sara Munro, University of Nottingham’s Dr Rowena Hill, and Chair of the Youth Justice Board in England and Wales Keith Fraser. 

The Workforce Development Trust Chair Jeremy Newman commented: 

“We have always had a very strong Board and these new appointments and re-appointments further strengthen our ability to drive our mission of improving lives through better skills, better jobs and better services​. Our volunteer trustees bring a wealth of skills, knowledge, experience and expertise, and I feel privileged to lead such a committed group of individuals.” 

Chief Executive of The Workforce Development Trust John Rogers comments: 

“We are delighted that Niamh and Erika have agreed to serve a second term on the Board and really welcome the new input from Arvind, Jacob and Lisa. I look forward working with them over the coming years to further develop and grow WDT, increasing our contribution to workforce development across our sectors.” 

The Workforce Development Trust is a not-for-profit organisation that helps employers to deliver better services through boosting the skills of their staff across a wide range of industries throughout the UK and internationally.

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About The Workforce Development Trust

The Workforce Development Trust are a group of sector-specific bodies, operating as one in the delivery of corporate values and strategies. The Trust are the only not-for-profit organisation of their kind operating across a range of vital sectors to support workforce development both in the UK and overseas. The Workforce Development Trust incorporates Skills for Health, Skills for Justice, SFJ Awards and People 1st International. The group work across health and social care, policing, fire and rescue, prison & probation services, local government, armed forces, further education & professional learning, retail & hospitality, travel, tourism, and aviation.  



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