Gareth Mitchell (Chief Executive)
Gareth Mitchell is Chief Executive of Colchester Borough Homes, the arms-length housing management organisation of Colchester Borough Council. Gareth joined the Company as Chief Executive in September 2016 and was appointed to the Board as an executive director in November 2017.
Prior to that Gareth performed a number of senior management roles at Colchester Borough Council, most recently that of Head of Commercial Services where he was responsible for the Council’s commercial development programme, developing a number of projects to generate additional revenue and savings for the Council. He also acted in this role as the Council’s client for Colchester Borough Homes.
Gareth has managed a wide range of public services, from frontline housing services, spatial policy and enterprise and regeneration to sport and leisure, parks and recreation, and community development. He has led two transformational business reviews at Colchester.
Before joining Colchester Borough Council in 2001, Gareth worked for the Ford Motor Company for 12 years in a range of marketing, communications and new media roles both in the UK and across Europe.
In 2017 Gareth was appointed as a company director of Colchester Amphora Homes Limited, a housing development company established by Colchester Borough Council.
Gareth also serves on the board of an international development charity.