About Capital City Partnership

Who we are

Capital City Partnership Board

Capital City Partnership Board


Capital City Partnership is the delivery body for Edinburgh’s employability strategy, working together to tackle inequality and poverty.

Our 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.  

Capital City Partnership Board

Capital City Partnership Board

Capital City Partnership Board


We are a not for profit registered charity governed by a voluntary Board of Directors.  

Chair - Councillor George Gordon 

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 

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

Director - Councillor Stephanie Smith 

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

Director - Ella Simpson, EVOC

Director - Donald Urqhuart, Capital Credit Union


Capital City Partnership Board



Capital City Partnership is led by a Chief Executive Officer and a Deputy Chief Executive with a team of senior managers

Senior management team:

Chief Executive Officer Rona Hunter

Deputy Chief Executive Officer Kate Kelman 

Finance, Audit and Compliance  Maria Webb 

Employer Relationships  Rhona McLinden 

Business Intelligence  Chris Nicol 

Integrated Knowledge Systems Matthew Heap

Integrated Employer Engagement Ellen Munro