Gavin Jones

  • Time for transformation

    17 October 2019

    Chair of Solace Gavin Jones tells local government to reverse public services’ polarity that sees demand as a drain rather than a resource.

  • Future shocks

    10 October 2018

    It is our job as public service leaders to be ambitious for our places and optimistic about their future, even though local government is going through very tough times, writes Gavin Jones

  • Leadership and learning: more than just words

    09 May 2018

    Gavin Jones, chief executive of Essex CC, discusses leadership, learning, and the right time and place for experimentation with Barry Quirk, chief executive of Kensington & Chelsea RLBC and former Lewisham LBC boss.

  • It lies within our power to change how our organisations work

    16 January 2018

    Building the learning organisation is not an officer agenda. Gavin Jones explains why it is worthwhile navigating the tensions to reap benefits not only for local authorities, but also for their residents.

  • How to achieve a perfect 10

    28 January 2014

    Swindon BC CEX Gavin Jones proffers advice on what he has learned from a decade of working in local government