About Capital City Partnership

Who we are

Capital City Partnership is the delivery body for Edinburgh’s employability strategy and programme. Its key tasks are to advise, support and develop the city’s Jobs Strategy, and to contract, performance manage and improve outcomes from funded employability services. 

We are also a key stakeholder and delivery partner in the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal, supporting the Integrated Regional Employability and Skills (IRES) programme.  

Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal.

Capital City Partnership Board

We are a not for profit registered charity governed by a voluntary Board of Directors.  We are an accredited Living Wage and Disability Confident Leader.

Chair - Councillor George Gordon (SNP)

  • Spartans Community Academy - Trustee
    Edible Edinburgh Steering Group - Chair
    Edinburgh Citizens Advice - Observer
    COSLA, Environment & Economy - Member
    NHS Lothian - Member
    Edinburgh International Conference Centre - Chair 

Vice-Chair - Councillor Mandy Watt (Labour)

  • UNITE the Union - Member
    Chartered Association of Certified Accountants - Member 

Director - Councillor Stephanie Smith (Conservatives)

  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre Ltd - Director
    Lothian Homes Trust - Director 

Director - Ella Simpson, EVOC

Director - Donald Urqhuart, Capital Credit Union


Capital City Partnership is led by a Chief Executive Officer and a team of senior managers with Officer support.  We also have two external Skill Centre sites; FUSE and FKRSC.

Capital City Partnership senior management team:

  • Chief Executive Officer Rona Hunter
  • Deputy Chief Executive Officer Kate Kelman 
  • Employer Relationships Manager Rhona McLinden 
  • Finance, Audit and Compliance Manager Maria Webb 
  • Business Intelligence Manager Chris Nicol 
  • Integration and Change Manager tbc
  • Integrated Employer Engagement Manager Ellen Munro