Council’s Chief Executive announces decision to step down

Thursday, 21st January 2021

LICHFIELD District Council’s Chief Executive, Diane Tilley, has announced she will be leaving her role in May.

The news of the Chief Executive’s decision came this morning (21 January) in a message from Diane Tilley to councillors and staff.

Of the decision, she said:

“After eight years at Lichfield District Council I have decided the time is right for me to move on. I feel incredibly privileged to have worked with such a great team over the years and I would like to thank everyone for their support and hard work through some really challenging times.

“There is still much important work to do in managing the response to this latest covid wave and running one of our biggest elections ever in very unpredictable circumstances.”

Diane Tilley

Stepping Down – Diane Tilley. (Credit: LDC).

Councillor Doug Pullen, Leader of Lichfield District Council, said:

“I would like to thank Diane for the work she has done over the last eight years, ensuring the council is in a robust financial position to head off the stormy winds of Covid.

“I am now in the process of seeking a new Chief Executive to help lead Lichfield District Council through the challenging, yet exciting, years ahead.”

Diane will continue in position until the end of May, and the council is working to appoint her successor to start in April.

Here at Tamworth Informed, we want to say a huge thank you to all NHS Staff, Care Workers, Emergency Service Workers, Shop Staff and anyone else helping to keep us safe, healthy, fed, watered or connected to vital services during this difficult of the 3rd National Lockdown. Please stay safe and look after each other.

On 4 January the Prime Minister announced that England was to enter a National Lockdown, meaning that we should all stay at home. 

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> You must stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.
> You must not leave your home unless necessary.
> Stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household or bubble.

Find out more information about COVID-19 on the NHS 111 website here