Mr Keith Gray JP, CiLCA, FSLCC, MILM
Clerk to the Council
Keith originates from Northumberland and was appointed as Buckingham Park’s first Clerk to the Parish Council. Keith is also the Town Clerk of Aylesbury and also Clerk to Coldharbour and also Dinton with Ford & Upton Parish Councils.
The Clerk is responsible for the administration and day to day management of the Council as well as legal guidance (Local Gov’t Act 1972) to the Council. He is experienced in national and local government work and has worked in various government departments such as Social Security, Employment, Pensions and Gov’t Ministerial Offices. Keith is a member and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Society of Local Council Clerks (Bucks Branch) and represents Buckinghamshire Clerks at national level. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Local Council Management (FSLCC) and a Member of the Institute of Leadership & Management (MILM) - He holds the Certificate in Local Council Administration and also has the Section 7 Qualification (General Powers of Competence).
Keith was appointed as a Local Education Authority Governor for Haydon Abbey and Quarrendon School and later concentrated on Quarrendon School as a Governor and was Chairman of the Quarrendon School Governing Body before the move to Academy status. He was later appointed as a Founder Governor by the Oxford Diocese and was, for a number of years, Vice-Chairman of the Aylesbury Academy and also Chairman of the Governors Management Committee. Keith is a member of the Bucks Legacy Board and the Aylesbury Town Partnership and Aylesbury Town Planning Steering Group.
Keith also serves the public in his role as a Justice of the Peace (Deputy Chairman of the Buckinghamshire Bench) and is Chairman of The Joyce Trust. Keith has held trusteeships of an international and national charity dealing with immunology issues and was a member of the Consultative Panel of the Human Genetics Commission. He has an interest in matters relating to immunology and genetic diseases and has represented charities abroad, speaking at various events, including the European Parliament, on matters relating to caring for people with long-term illnesses and genetic life-threatening conditions. He has worked with Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital on the Steering Committee for "Jeans for Genes". As Clerk to the Council, Keith is often the first point of contact for many people regarding the administration and responsibilities of the Parish of Buckingham Park. He is in regular contact with other local councils and stakeholders in relation to the Buckingham Park development. He also has overall responsibility for the management of council staff and Buckingham Park Community Centre.