Solihull Council announces new Chief Executive


Following a national recruitment process for a new Chief Executive, on Tuesday 4 July Solihull’s Full Council ratified the appointment of Paul Johnson as its new Chief Executive.

Paul was the Council’s Director of Resources and Deputy Chief Executive and Acting Chief Executive since November 2022.

Councillor Ian Courts, Leader of Solihull Council and chair of the appointment panel, said:

“There was much interest following our advert to find the right Chief Executive for Solihull and we had a strong field of applicants from across the country.

“Paul has a strong track record of delivering on key projects for Solihull and I am thrilled we have secured him as our new Chief Executive. I am confident members, partners and Council staff will welcome his appointment too.” 

Paul added:

“After working at Solihull Council for nearly 15 years, I am honoured that the Council has appointed me as its next Chief Executive. Solihull is a great place with amazing staff and huge opportunities.

“I am looking forward to working with the Leader of the Council and all Council members on continuing to make Solihull an inclusive place. One that is clean and safe and where local residents can benefit from economic growth, wherever they live in our borough. 

“We have some work to do to improve our services for children and young people and I give my full commitment to deliver the improvements needed.” 

Paul takes up the role with immediate effect.