Council’s Chief Executive announces decision to step down

Diane Tilley

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

The news 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.”   

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. 

Published: 21 January 2021