Ged Curran is the chief executive of the London Borough of Merton, a post he has held for thirteen years. During his term of office he has helped Merton move from being officially categorised as 'weak' to being an excellent authority which in 2013 won the prestigious MJ award as the Best Achieving Council. Ged has carried out a variety of regional roles including chairing the London chief executive’s committee, leading London’s self-improvement work and having lead responsibilities for adult social care. He also chairs the Election board for London. He currently has the lead council role on the South West London STP and sits on the regional health and care board for London. Ged has taken part in the Leeds Castle Leadership Programme, the Future Vision Programme and the Yale University Strategic System Leadership Programme. Ged is a judge for both the MJ and LGC awards. He also mentors a number of senior council officers.
Ged Curran has worked in local government for 35 years. He is a qualified solicitor and has an MSC in public management from the LSE. He began his career working for the Greater Manchester Council. Since then he has worked for Oldham MBC and the London Boroughs of Newham, Waltham Forest and Lambeth.