Chief Executive, Essex County Council & Solace Chair
Gavin has been a local authority CEO for over 12 years, initially at Swindon and latterly at Essex County Council.
The first half of Gavin’s career was in a variety of private organisations and market sectors. In 2004 he left SITA International (Airline telecommunications company) serving as Vice President Marketing and Customer Services, to join Swindon Borough Council, his home town.
Gavin was listed as one of the top 50 New Radicals in the Sunday Observer’s national campaign for Britain’s most innovative leaders and voted one of the most influential leaders in Local Government. Gavin is Chair of Solace.
Gavin is passionate about change in the local government, bringing together stakeholders and partner organisations to develop relationships at the local, regional and national levels in order to deliver a transformed service provision. Gavin is enthusiastic about embracing the business benefits of diversity and using these to the advantage of leading the organisation.