Gary has been Chief Executive at Chorley Council since the summer of 2011.

Having focused his career in finance for 30 years he took the helm at Chorley at a time of dramatic change in local government.

Local authorities can no longer keep themselves separate from the wider issues in the community and Gary has led the transformation of the organisation and partnership working in the borough, which now sees the council playing a pivotal role in looking after the wellbeing of residents.