West Midlands

SOLACE in the West Midlands is one of nine branches covering the English regions of the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and Senior Managers (UK). Branch members are drawn from a variety of backgrounds, and while engaging with all major players in English governance at both local and national level, the branch has a unique role to play in offering a corporate view of local government in the West Midlands region.


Helen Riley
Deputy Chief Executive, Staffordshire County Council

Vice Chair:
Richard King
Director of Place and Community, Lichfield District Council

Junior Vice-Chair:
Ian Miller
Chief Executive, Wyre Forest District Council

Honorary Secretary/ Treasurer:
Andrew Donaldson
Head of Strategy, Staffordshire County Council

Senior Manager Reps:
Gail Quinton
Deputy Chief Executive, Coventry City Council
Richard Lawrence
Head of Economic Development and Planning, Stafford Borough Council

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Branch Meetings and Events

30 January 2015 - Solace East and West Midlands Regional Seminar "Future Local Government : Impact of the Election" - for further information click here

Solace Summit October 2014 
The branch agreed to sponsor three of our newer members to attend the Summit in Liverpool by paying the conference fee for them. One of the conditions was that they produce a report on what they had heard and learned. Click here to read the report from Chloe Taylor (Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership), Jane Hackett (Tamworth Borough Council) and Dave Heywood (South Staffordshire District Council).

13 June 2014 - Solace East and West Midlands Regional Seminar "Successful Transformation and Innovation" - To download Presentations from the seminar please click here


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