Nick has been the Chief Executive at Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council since July 2014. Nick’s early career was in teaching -which he remains passionate about -culminating in being a deputy Headteacher at Chester before moving into various Director in Children’s services roles. His last role before becoming Chief Executive was at Salford
where he was Acting Head of Paid Services alongside his Strategic Director for Children’s Services role. Nick is the lead Chief Executive and Chair for ‘Preventing Violence against Vulnerable People (PVVP)’ for the West Midlands. He has also sat on the national Children & Young People’s Mental Health & Wellbeing Board. He also leads on a number of initiatives relating to people and place.He now has the lead for the productivity and skills focus for the West Midlands Combined Authority.