Senior officers

Find out about the council employees who implement decisions and run services

Gavin Jones

Chief Executive

Salary: £198,875

Gavin has served as CEO of Essex County Council since 2016, having previously spent 10 years as CEO of Swindon Borough. He joined Local Government after having worked in the commercial sector for much of his career, including time in the airline, travel and technology sectors.

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 has been Chair of SOLACE for 6 years, helping it to grow and support Leadership across the Local Government Sector.

Gavin was appointed as Lead Commissioner of Slough Borough Council in May 2023.



Phone: 03330 138585

Declaration of interests

Declaration of interests (PDF, 74.73kB)

Gifts and hospitality

Gavin Jones gifts and hospitality July 2017 to August 2018 (XLS, 37KB)

Gavin Jones gifts and hospitality November 2016 to July 2017 (XLS, 50KB)

Mileage and expenses

Mileage and expenses 2021 to 2022 (XLS, 11.75KB)

Mileage and expenses 2020 to 2021 (XLS, 58.88KB)

Mileage and expenses 2019 to 2020 (XLS, 181KB)

Mileage and expenses 2018 to 2019 (XLS, 60KB)

Mileage and expenses 2017 to 2018 (XLS, 65KB)

Mileage and expenses 2016 to 2017 (XLS, 50KB)