Gavin Jones - Chief Executive
Gavin Jones took up the role of Chief Executive at Essex County Council, one of England’s largest authorities, in January 2016. He’s worked in a variety of private sector organisations and market sectors.
Listed as one of the top 50 New Radicals in the Sunday Observer’s national campaign for Britain’s most innovative leaders, Gavin was also voted one of the most influential leaders in Local Government. He’s a Board Member of national think tank the New Local Government Network, and interim chair of SOLACE, too.
Gavin is hugely passionate about change in local government, bringing together stakeholders and partner organisations to develop relationships at local, regional and national levels in order to deliver a transformed service provision. He’s enthusiastic about embracing the business benefits of diversity and using these to the advantage of leading the organisation.