Former council chief executive awarded CBE in New Year’s Honours

Mark Lloyd, chief executive of Cambridgeshire County Council.

Mark Lloyd, chief executive of Cambridgeshire County Council. - Credit: Archant

The former chief executive of Cambridgeshire County Council, Mark Lloyd, has been awarded a CBE for services to local government and charity in the 2022 New Year’s Honours. 

Beginning his local government career in 2000, Mark joined Durham County Council to lead on economic development, becoming the council’s chief executive in 2005.

In 2008, he moved to Cambridgeshire County Council as chief executive.

In 2015, he was appointed to a national role as chief executive of the Local Government Association (LGA), representing and supporting councils across the country.

Since then, Mark has worked with the LGA’s political leadership and member councils.

His work has included helping public services improve across adult and children’s services, public health, transport, waste and recycling, protecting the environment, housing and planning, job creation and business support.  

Mark has also helped to support councils throughout the COVID-19 pandemic by ensuring they have all the resources needed to protect and support communities and businesses and to support the vaccination roll out.   

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Mr Lloyd CBE said: “I am really pleased and extremely humbled to receive this award.

"I work with amazing people at the LGA and across the whole of local government.

"Together we are doing everything we possibly can to change people’s lives for the better.

"I am truly grateful to all my colleagues, my family and my friends who support me to make the contribution I do and enjoy so much. 

“I am inspired every day by the tireless work of councillors and council staff to do the best for their communities up and down the country.

"Many congratulations to all of those in local government recognised in these New Year’s Honours.” 

LGA chairman, Cllr James Jamieson OBE, said: “Mark is a fabulous advocate for local government.

"He provides unwavering support for councils across the country and represents local government brilliantly in every negotiation with central government and other partners.

"I’m delighted to see his enormous contribution recognised.”