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WorldSkills UK CEO appointed as Trustee of WIG

Our Chief Executive, Dr Neil Bentley-Gockmann OBE, has been appointed as Trustee of WIG (The Whitehall & Industry Group), along with Kate Stephens, CEO of Smart Works. WIG is an independent not-for-profit whose charitable purpose is to develop learning opportunities and understanding across the sectors.

Thursday, 19 Nov 2020

Dr Neil Bentley-Gockmann OBE, CEO, WorldSkills UK said:
“No one sector has a monopoly on wisdom, expertise or values and the future of our society, economy and environment will depend on all sectors working better together. WIG is doing exemplary work in fostering the conditions needed to co-create better outcomes for the greater public good. I look forward to contributing to help WIG empower further its members to collaborate and learn from each other, helping the organisation become an even stronger convening platform to help tackle the significant and complex challenges we now face as a country.”

Phil Thomson, Chair of WIG and President, Global Affairs, GSK, said:
“WIG is extremely fortunate to be able to benefit from the experience and input that will be brought to our Board through the appointment of these two outstanding individuals. Both Kate and Neil are known for their longstanding commitment to learning and development, and notably Kate’s appointment follows her direct exposure to the WIG learning experience, through her participation as a host in our Civil Service Fast Stream development programme, Charity Next. We very much look forward to the contribution they will make to WIG in pursuit of our charitable purpose, to help build learning and understanding across the sectors.”

Kate Stephens, Chief Executive Officer, Smart Works commented:
“I have been a long term supporter of WIG’s work to create understanding and help deliver solutions across the public, private and third sectors.  It is such a simple yet effective mission that couldn’t be more important today. When I became CEO of Smart Works, I was thrilled to discover that Charity Next existed and we have seen the positive benefit to both the individuals on secondment and to the charity.  It’s a privilege to be able to bring some of that insight and commitment to the WIG Board.”

Find more details about WIG’s Board on their website.    

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