Mark Gurrey

A qualified social worker since 1981, I worked as a practitioner and manager in children’s services in Haringey, Newham and Hackney. Since 1997 I worked as an Assistant /Deputy Director in Thurrock and Barnet and from 2009, I have worked in authorities in intervention - Haringey, Birmingham, Doncaster, Kent, Norfolk. I have chaired LSCBs and ImprovementBoards and am now a member of the National Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel.

A keen golfer and an avid West Ham fan and between us, my wife and I have six children and 7 grandchildren.