Essex Chief Exec seconded to Slough

Essex Chief Exec seconded to Slough

Our Chief Executive, Gavin Jones, will shortly take up a part-time secondment as a commissioner at Slough Borough Council. This follows a specific request from the Government. There will be no change to Gavin's role in Essex and he will split his time between Essex and Slough. The amount of time he spends in Slough will reduce as work progresses.

Gavin's role will include supporting the organisation with its improvement journey. Slough was one of a small number of authorities to request exceptional support during the Covid-19 pandemic.

New additions to our own senior leadership team include Mark Ash and Tom Walker. They will take over the roles of Executive Directors for Climate, Environment and Customer Services, and Economy, Investment and Public Health, respectively.

Lucy Wightman will also join the county council as Director of Wellbeing, Public Health and Communities. Dr Mike Gogarty who currently holds the position will shortly be retiring.

Last updated 11 January 2022