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.

Our core values are Partnership, Excellence, Integrity and Innovation.

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 - Lord Provost, Frank Ross
  • Vice-Chair - Councillor Mandy Watt
  • Director - Councillor Stephanie Smith
  • Director - Ella Simpson, EVOC
  • Director - Donald Urqhuart, Capital Credit Union
  • Observer - Ken Shaw, Employability and Talent Development, CEC


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 Saty Kaur 
  • Integrated Employer Engagement Manager Ellen Munro