Christina Harrhy
Christina Harrhy
Chief Executive
Caerphilly CBC

Christina joined the Corporate Management Team in Caerphilly County Borough Council in 2015 as Corporate Director for Communities, after more than 25 years’ experience in local government, before taking up the position of Interim Chief Executive in January 2018 and became permanent in 2020. Nurturing and supporting staff and communities, Christina has led the transformation of the Council, whilst shining a beacon of light through the Covid pandemic. These achievements were recently recognised nationally with the Council shortlisted as “Council of the Year, 2021” LGC awards. Christina is lead Education Chief Executive for SOLACE, working closely with Government to develop national policy and practices across the Education sector. Christina is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Civil Engineers and Fellow of Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation. Following completion of her Masters Degree in Public Administration and her Leadership studies, at the prestigious Havard University in Boston. Christina built and led high performing teams and developed an award winning, innovative, value- based Leadership in Public Services Masters degree programme. In recognition of the success of the programme, coupled with her overall contribution to public services leadership, Christina was awarded the Leading in Wales, Leader of the Future Award in 2011. Christina has since led the development of a collaborative leadership programme “MeUs” between the Council and Gwent Police. Christina lives in Monmouthshire with her husband and daughter and in her spare time enjoys walking her dog and travelling.