The appointment comes amid radical change in the social care sector, with child and adult services to be provided by councils separately, following the publication of the Children's Act 2004.
'There are big changes and there has never been a more important time for the ASCC,' said Jones.
Jones takes over from previous chair Susan McIntosh, who is senior information manager at Surrey County Council.
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