New chief executive starts at Worcestershire County Council
Worcestershire County Council's new Chief Executive has taken up his post at the council.
Paul Robinson started at the County Council this week. He was previously the Chief Executive of Derby City Council and has held senior positions at a number of local authorities in his career.
Mr Robinson, who has two sons, replaced Steve Stewart, who was the Interim Chief Executive at the County Council, following on from Clare Marchant who left the Council in June 2017.
Paul said: "I am delighted to be at the County Council. The first thing I plan to do is try and understand Worcestershire; our organisation, councillors and the public that we serve.
"My top priorities in my first 100 days include looking at the budget, making sure the alternative delivery models (ADM) happens in Children's Services and also making sure major projects that we've got going on, including road schemes and infrastructure, are delivered on time and on budget.
"Worcestershire is a good council. Yes, we have some issues. Every council has some issues but I think we can turn that round."
The Leader of Worcestershire County Council, Councillor Simon Geraghty, said: "I look forward to working closely with Paul to carry on driving the successes in Worcestershire that we have worked hard to achieve.
"Paul brings with him a great deal of experience of leading a range of council services. He is already a successful Local Government Chief Executive in the Midlands.
"What we are doing is very much building a team, a strong team at Worcestershire, both politically and managerially to move the organisation forward, to deliver on Shaping Worcester’s Future, which is our strategic plan that we launched last year."
Worcestershire County Council employs more than 3,700 people and has an annual budget of £324 million.