Regional Skills Manager
Sian has worked in the Skills and Employability field for over 18 years, both on local government and Welsh Government level, and has been leading the North Wales Regional Skills Partnership for the over three years.
Sian graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Social Policy and Social Science from Bangor University and then completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and qualified as a Teacher. She began her career in European Policy in 2000 working on European Programmes including Objective 1 and Interreg IIIa Programme – where she represented WLGA on the Wales-Ireland Programme Committee Board and helped to develop Wales-Ireland cross border projects.
With a Diploma in Local Economic Development from Glasgow University, Sian has background in developing capital Economic Development programmes, including capital regeneration projects for rural areas and town centres. She has a passion for ensuring that young people have the right skills to allow them to progress into the workplace. In 2012, Sian was seconded to Welsh Government to work with the Skills Policy team to develop their post 2014 ESF Skills programmes for Wales and led on developing NEET Programmes and the Employer Flexible Skills Programme for Welsh Government.
In 2018, Sian was appointed to lead on the work of the North Wales Regional Skills Partnership (RSP), which aim to tackle skills gaps and shortages by setting direction for post 16 Skills provision in the region. The RSP is an Industry led partnership.
Sian lives in Anglesey with her young family and loves nothing more than walking the coastal path and taking in the natural beauty that North Wales has to offer.