Owen Mapley
Owen Mapley
Chief Executive
Hertfordshire CC

Owen was appointed as Chief Executive of Hertfordshire County Council in January 2019 having spent the previous three years as the council’s Director of Resources. Owen moved to local government after spending eight years in the Senior Civil Service, where he held several Director roles at the Home Office, HM Courts Service and the Legal Aid Agency. He spent the first 12 years of his career in professional services with PwC. Owen’s priorities include the championing of diversity and inclusion throughout the Council and Hertfordshire generally. As a part of this work, he is Chairman of the Council’s Diversity and Inclusion Board, working with colleagues at all levels across the organisation to continually improve things for all staff. Owen led on the development of the Council’s Sustainable Herts Strategy and provided support for the Herts Climate Change and Sustainability Partnership with District and Borough colleagues as part of this.