Mark Carroll is the Executive Director for Economy, Localities and Public Health. This brings together our policies and services for economic growth, public health and localities which will give us a greater focus on the things that will truly make a difference to our communities and enable us to tailor our approach to different parts of Essex. Mark leads a team which is enabling and creating great places to live, work and enjoy.
That means fantastic green spaces, opportunities for an active healthy life, safe and cohesive well planned communities, and opportunities for life-long learning.
Additionally, Mark is the interim Executive Director for Infrastructure and Environment and has an ambitious agenda for sustainable growth – Essex will need a world-class transport infrastructure and effective waste services, which meet the needs of a growing population. This includes:
- Highways and Transportation
- Waste and Environment
- Housing and Property
- Capital Delivery
Before taking up this new role, Mark was seconded from central government to Essex County Council as our Director for Strategic Housing and our Greater Essex Devolution Programme lead.
In HM Government Mark held a variety of Director and Board level roles over 12 years in the Home Office and the Department for Communities and Local Government. In that time he advised Cabinet Ministers and delivered the governments responsibilities for decentralisation, localism, communities, integration, preventing extremism, housing, the third sector strategy, European Regional Development Funding and led the 2010 Spending Review for DCLG.
Before joining the Civil Service, Mark worked as a partner in management consultancy, with contracts with FTSE 100 companies, government and health organisations. He started his career as a Probation Officer, and has led a regional charity using social enterprise to tackle drug and gang issues.