Executive Director, Resources


I joined the GLA as Chief Officer last September and have really enjoyed my first year leading the very strong team of officers who support the work both of the Mayor of London and the London Assembly – the breadth of which it is not, in my experience, possible to appreciate from outside the GLA.

The Executive Director, Resources, as our statutory Chief Finance Officer, is appointed jointly by the Mayor and the Assembly. We are looking for an exceptional candidate with a passion to make a difference for Londoners, as well as the credentials and authority to take on such a key finance role, and the commitment to working collaboratively as part of a tight-knit Corporate Management Team and broader Senior Leadership Team.

Unlike our other Executive Director roles, this post’s responsibilities reach into the broader GLA Group. They include leading the compilation of the GLA Group budget annually, advising on complex financial matters relating to our two Mayoral Development Corporations in particular and leading the thinking on opportunities for shared services and other collaboration mechanisms across the GLA Group.

In parallel with delivering a diverse range of innovative, sometimes world-leading programmes, we are also putting some significant effort into changing the way we work here at the GLA, into supporting our ability to attract the best and most diverse talent, and into becoming the exemplar employer the Mayor expects us to be. The person we appoint into this role will play a major role in helping us meet these and a whole host of other ambitions.

Thank you for your interest and I look forward to reading your application.

Mary Harpley
Chief Officer, Greater London Authority