Meet the Team

Management Team

Managing Director

Julian Cobley

Julian has followed a successful career in innovation, technology and economic growth, working for a number of large multinational corporations in the private sector where he developed his knowledge and experience. Looking for a fresh challenge, he joined the public sector in 2007 and has led on economic growth at Cheshire East Council.

As Managing Director of the Skills & Growth Company Julian will be championing business led growth, delivering a range of services including employer skills needs, growth programmes for priority sectors (specifically science, technology, energy and Advanced Manufacturing), business engagement and inward investment.

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Head of Skills & Employment

Roz Atherton

Roz is a proactive skills and employment specialist, with 20 years experience in the sector.  Starting her career in the private sector working with large corporations to develop strategic workforce skills programmes, Roz translates business strategy into deliverable outcomes, whilst navigating skills policy. Previously Roz was the strategic lead for skills and employment at the Local Enterprise Partnership, where she delivered a robust investment programme in line with employer demand, business priorities and economic growth targets.

As Head of Skills & Employment Roz will combine her focus on collaborative, innovative solutions to enable businesses and individuals to maximise their potential and prosper.

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