Strategic Leadership Team

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Strategic Leadership Team

Information on who the Strategic Leadership Team are.

The Chief Executive has overall responsibility for the running of the council and leading staff to achieve the organisation's four corporate priorities which local people have said are important: Open for Business, Children and Families, the Environment and Health and Well-being.

Our leadership team:

Chief Executive

Paul RobinsonPaul Robinson

Paul heads up the Strategic Leadership Team (SLT) of the most senior staff.

Working alongside our Councillors, Paul leads County Council staff to achieve the organisation's four corporate priorities

  1. Open for Business
  2. Children and Families
  3. The Environment
  4. Health and Well-Being

As the organisation continues to rise to the financial challenge, Paul ensures that local people, businesses and communities have the opportunity to have their say and feed into any proposed service or policy changes. Our Chief Executive also works closely with partner organisations building on our influence, locally, regionally and nationally to benefit local people and our economy.

Chief Financial Officer

Michael HudsonMichael Hudson

Key Accountabilities

Michael is the County Council's Section 151 Officer and is responsible for the Council's Strategic Financial Planning and Reporting in relation to its annual budget of over £320 million.

Find out more about the Financial Services Team

Director of People

Mark Fitton

Key Accountabilities

Mark is accountable for the Council's duties under adult social care legislation, and the Care Act. This includes providing information and advice for people about how to stay well and independent, preventing needs arising, enabling self-care, assessing people's needs for adult social care, arranging services for eligible individuals, and ensuring the sustainability and quality of services.



Director of Children’s Services

Tina RussellTina Russell

Key Accountabilities

Leading on integrated services to children, young people and their families, which includes education including schools, early years and children's centres, youth services and children's social care; responsible for strategic leadership on partnership co-operation to improve the wellbeing of children and young people in Worcestershire through Worcestershire Children First and the Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership.

Director of Commercial and Change

Andrew SpiceAndrew Spice

Key Accountabilities

The Director of Commercial and Commissioning is responsible for the strategic leadership and operational performance of a range of core business-enabling functions which underpin the delivery of Council services.

Working with fellow directors, staff, Members and partners Andrew drives the delivery of our transformation agenda in line with our Corporate Plan. This role has specific responsibility for a number of enabling services including Commercial and Procurement Services, Communications, Communities, Democratic Services, Human Resources & Organisational Development, Property, Research and Technology & Digital.



Director of Economy and Infrastructure

John HobbsJohn Hobbs

Key Accountabilities

Maintaining highways, developing public transport provision, promoting sustainable travel, supporting the county's businesses with advice and access to funding, managing waste disposal services and Planning and Regulatory functions, promotion of recycling/re-use and sustainability; and promoting Worcestershire's countryside.


  • 1987: BSc Quantity Surveying, Kingston
  • 1989: Chartered Surveyor, RICS
  • 1993: Common Professional Examination, Worcester
  • 1994: Legal Practice Course, UWE Bristol
  • 1995: Admitted Solicitor
  • 1997: Masters LLM Commercial Property, UWE Bristol

Career Information

John began his career as a quantity surveyor in private practice later training as a solicitor, also in private practice, and studying for a master's degree in the law related to commercial property. John worked as Divisional Solicitor for Tarmac's Civil Engineering and then in contract management for train manufacturing company, Bombardier, followed by four years as a Commercial Director and Consultant for Alstom Transport.

John joined Worcestershire County Council as Director of Environmental Services in January 2006.

External Roles

Chairman of West Midlands Highways Alliance

Director of Public Health

Dr Lisa McNally

Key Accountabilities

Accountable for delivery of all the Council's public health duties as set out in the Health and Social Care Act. This includes promoting a culture, environment and behaviour that contributes to better health, planning for and responding to major health threats, plus commissioning of services to improve and protect health and prevent ill-health. Also, to provide the intelligence and evidence base to support the NHS to arrange local health services in the most effective way and to support the Council to build an evidence-based approach to decision-making and service planning.

Accountable for the Council's duties under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998. This includes working with partners to promote community safety and reduce domestic abuse, and commissioning drug and alcohol services.

Salary information

Information relating to salary and pension contributions is available within the Statement of Accounts under Officer Remuneration. The Councils Pay Policy Statement clarifies the County Council's strategic stance on pay in order to provide direction for members and officers making detailed decisions on pay and to provide the citizens of Worcestershire with a clear statement of the principles underpinning decisions on the use of public funds.

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