Gillian Guy

Gillian Guy

Chief executive, Citizens Advice

Gillian Guy CBE became chief executive of Citizens Advice, the body that leads, supports and promotes the Citizens Advice Bureau across England and Wales, in July 2010. She is the lead member of the executive management team, who are together responsible for the day-to-day leadership and running of the organisation.

Guy joined from Victim Support, where she was CEO for four years and led a major programme of change and development. She was also instrumental in developing new and improved services for victims.

Previously, Guy trained as a lawyer and spent eleven years as CEO of the London Borough of Ealing. She is also a non-judicial member of the Sentencing Council for England and Wales.

In January 2015 she was awarded a CBE as part of the New Years Honours list. 

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