Mary Harpley

Chief Officer of the GLA

Roles and responsibilities

  • Head of Paid Service
  • Greater London Returning Officer


Biography

Mary Harpley joined the GLA as Chief Officer in September 2018.

Mary has previously held a number of roles in local and regional government as:
Chief Executive, London Borough of Hounslow; Chief Executive, Cherwell District Council; and Corporate Director at Advantage West Midlands, the former Regional Development Agency for the West Midlands.

Before joining the public sector, Mary worked for McKinsey & Company as a management consultant, and for Reed Elsevier in their book and magazine publishing businesses.

Mary lives in west London with her family.