Best Value Commissioners

Commissioners Declarations of Interest

In line with the Localism Act 2011, each Commissioner is legally bound to declare any interests which may affect their role. The questions they are asked, and a summary of each of their recorded declarations, are set out below. For further details please contact commissioners@slough.gov.uk

The questions each Commissioner must answer

  • Please list below any interests you have that could conflict with your professional role and responsibilities (these should include membership of any closed societies, personal/social interests, associations which could bring about conflict with the Council’s business or interests and interests of family and friends).
    • Ownership or occupation of land or property within the borough. (You should enter address(es), including your home address if within the Borough, or state (‘none’)).
    • Ownership, shares, employment or other interest in any company business (you should state name, address and type of membership or state ‘none’).
    • Membership of any organisation, society or association (closed or not) (you should state name, address and type of membership or state ‘none’)
    • Relationship or close association with any councillor or executive director.
    • Any other interest (State any other interest that may not be covered above).
  • Do you undertake any work for another person or organisation? Employees must obtain prior approval from their Executive Director before undertaking any outside work whether it is paid, unpaid or voluntary. Yes/No
    If yes please complete the below.
    • Description of Business, Employment or Appointment
    • Employer/Business Position Held/Person for Whom Work is to be undertaken
    • Times/Days/Period during which work will be undertaken
    • Where will the work take place
    • Is the Employment paid or unpaid
    • Actual or proposed date of commencement of work

Declarations made by each Commissioner in 2021

Lead Commissioner: Max Caller CBE

  • Ownership or occupation of land or property within the Borough: None
  • Ownership, shares, employment or other interest in any company business: Director of Max Caller Ltd, shares held via open-ended investment companies
  • Membership of any organisation, society or association (closed or not): National Trust, English Heritage, Friends of Tate, Friends of Royal Academy, Chartered Member of Institution of Civil Engineers
  • Relationship or close association with any Councillor or Executive Director: None
  • Any other interest: None
  • Do you undertake any work for another person or organisation? Yes
    • Description of Business, Employment or Appointment: Consultancy via Max Caller Ltd including investigations, mentoring and appraisals
    • Employer/Business Position Held/Person for Whom Work is to be undertaken: Many local authorities, LGA, Local Futures, Welsh Government
    • Times/Days/Period during which work will be undertaken: As required
    • Where will the work take place: On site or at home
    • Is the Employment paid or unpaid: Paid
    • Actual or proposed date of commencement of work: Intermittent
  • Date of Declaration: 08/12/2021
  • Date of Review: 08/12/2022

Finance Commissioner: Margaret Lee

  • Ownership or occupation of land or property within the Borough: None
  • Ownership, shares, employment or other interest in any company business: None in Slough
  • Membership of any organisation, society or association (closed or not): Chartered Institute of Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)
  • Relationship or close association with any Councillor or Executive Director: None
  • Any other interest: None
  • Do you undertake any work for another person or organisation? Yes
    • Description of Business, Employment or Appointment: Finance lead on Improvement and Assurance Panel for London Borough of Croydon (appointed by Secretary of State appointed by Secretary of State Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities - DLUHC)
    • Employer/Business Position Held/Person for Whom Work is to be undertaken: London Borough of Croydon (appointed by Secretary of State DLUHC)
    • Times/Days/Period during which work will be undertaken: 4.5 days a month
    • Where will the work take place: Mainly work from home, 1-2 days in Croydon
    • Is the Employment paid or unpaid: Paid
    • Actual or proposed date of commencement of work: 18 January 2021
  • Date of Declaration: 08/12/2021
  • Date of Review: 08/12/2022

Assistant Commissioner: Gavin Jones

  • Ownership or occupation of land or property within the Borough: None
  • Ownership, shares, employment or other interest in any company business: None
  • Membership of any organisation, society or association (closed or not): Chair of Society of Local Authority Chief Executives UK (SOLACE)
  • Relationship or close association with any Councillor or Executive Director: None
  • Any other interest: None
  • Do you undertake any work for another person or organisation? Yes
    • Description of Business, Employment or Appointment: Chief Executive
    • Employer/Business Position Held/Person for Whom Work is to be undertaken: Essex County Council
    • Times/Days/Period during which work will be undertaken: Full time
    • Where will the work take place: Hybrid working
    • Is the Employment paid or unpaid: Paid
    • Actual or proposed date of commencement of work: N/A
  • Date of Declaration: 31/01/2022
  • Date of Review: 31/01/2023