The Inclusive Economy Board is independently chaired, with a mandate to advise, champion and challenge. The board brings together experts from across the skills, economic development, housing and education sectors to help us strengthen education, skills and employment interventions, improve local education and employment outcomes, and ensure devolution has a positive impact for all residents. The board also has representation from senior-level businesses, local government, central government, civil society and experts in inclusive and economic growth.

The Board is directly accountable to the Combined Authority’s Cabinet and operates in an advisory capacity, monitoring and reporting progress, and making recommendations.