Dinah Caine

Chair of Council at Goldsmiths, University of London


Dinah Caine has just completed 25 years of service at Creative Skillset , 23 as CEO , 2 as Chair of the Board and remains on the Board with her expert area being the interface with Government . Creative Skillset works with the UK’s screen-based creative industries to develop skills and talent, from classroom to boardroom.

For the past six years she has served as a member of the Creative Industries Council (CIC) and chairs their work Education and Skills. In July 2014 *CreateUK was published by the CIC, an industrial strategy for the creative industries, which has evolved further as a result of BREXIT and the current development of a Sector Deal with Government for the industries.

She sits on the Board of the Federation for Industry Sector Skills & Standards and is a member of the Skills Commission, an independent body which works alongside the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Skills & Employment. She recently Chaired the Camden Councils STEAM ( Science , Technology , Engineering Arts and Maths ) Commission whose report and recommendations are about working with businesses in growth sectors in the local economy to understand the skills they need now and in the future linking them strongly with schools to deliver the 21st Century Talent thus achieving the best opportunities and futures for all of Camden’s young people .

Dinah served as a Commissioner on the Warwick Commission inquiry into the Future of Cultural Value and contributed particularly on the education and skills theme. The final report which published in February 2015; Enriching Britain: Culture, Creativity and Growth.

She has previously served under two Mayors as an Advisor on the London Skills and Employment Board, on the Joint Board of the Scottish Arts Council and Scottish Screen, and as a Board member of the Northern Ireland Film & TV Commission.

She is a member of the British Screen Advisory Council (BSAC), the British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Television Society for her outstanding contribution to the Television Industry in 2002.

Dinah was awarded the OBE for her services to the Media Industries in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Honours List in 2002, and was awarded the CBE for her services to the Creative Industries in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2013.