Gareth Bacon has been an Assembly Member since 2008 and in May 2016 was elected as the Assembly Member for Bexley and Bromley.
He is Chairman of the Assembly’s Budget & Performance and Oversight Committees, and is also Leader of the GLA Conservative Group.
Gareth served previously as the Mayor’s appointed Chairman of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority, as well as Chairman of the London Local Resilience Forum from 2015 to June 2016.
Gareth has been an elected Councillor in the London Borough of Bexley since 1998 and served as a Cabinet Member for a total of nine years in a variety of portfolio positions including Deputy Leader of the Council, Cabinet Member for Finance & Corporate Services and Cabinet Member for Environment & Public Realm.
He comes from a background in the financial recruitment industry and has Bachelors and Masters’ degrees in politics and government from Kent University.
He is a keen squash player and season ticket holder at Manchester United.