Mark Gurrey

A qualified social worker since 1981, Mark worked as a practitioner and manager in children’s services in Haringey, Newham and Hackney. Since 1997 he has worked as an Assistant /Deputy Director in Thurrock and Barnet and from 2009, has worked in authorities in intervention – Haringey, Birmingham, Doncaster, Kent, Norfolk. Mark has chaired Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards and Improvement Boards and is now a member of the National Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel. A keen golfer and an avid West Ham fan and between them, Mark and his wife have six children and seven grandchildren.