Councillor John Jarvis
Leader of Herefordshire Council
The Leader of Herefordshire Council, Councillor Jarvis has been involved in regional politics for more than 20 years. A former Metropolitan Police officer, Councillor Jarvis is also a previous divisional director of operations in Grand Metropolitan plc. He has also worked for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) advising companies in Eastern Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Councillor Jarvis has served as a parish council chairman and was first elected a ward councillor in Essex in 1997. He has represented Kerne Bridge on Herefordshire Council since 2006. In the last four years he has held the position of cabinet member for Environment and Strategic Housing and was appointed Leader of Herefordshire Council in May 2011. Herefordshire leads the UK in the way it brings health and local government together in a uniquely strong partnership to deliver improved public services. In early 2008, Herefordshire Council and NHS Herefordshire became the first local authority and primary care trust to form a new kind of partnership.