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Director of Economy and Infrastructure

John Hobbs

John 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


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.