Chris Naylor is Chief Executive of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. He leads delivery of the Council’s aims: encourage civic pride; enable social responsibility; and grow the borough. He brings to this task a particular strategic focus on: the redesign of public services so that they tackle the pivotal root cause of a presenting social need; the application of behavioural science and insight in a public-sector setting; inclusive growth; and community engagement, capacity building and civic renewal.
He joined Barking and Dagenham from the London Borough of Barnet where he was Chief Operating Officer. Previously he was Corporate Director of Resources in Tower Hamlets and Director of Resident Services at Hammersmith and Fulham.
Chris is a Chartered Accountant and has a degree in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge, specialising in contemporary social theory. Chris was born and brought up in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, where he was educated at Wickersley comprehensive school.