Best Value Commissioners

About the Commissioners

Commissioner: Gavin Jones

Portrait of Gavin Jones, Assistant Best Value Commissioner

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 six years, helping it to grow and support leadership across the local government sector.