City Council appoints new Chief Executive
Bondholder Derby City Council has named Paul Simpson as its new Chief Executive.
Paul has been Acting Chief Executive at the Council, having been appointed as its Strategic Director of Corporate Resources in August 2019. Originally from Derby, he began his career at Derby City Council, as a Trainee Accounting Technician in 1991.
On his appointment, Paul said: “It is of huge personal significance to me that I’ve been appointed as the CEO in the city - there’s something special about being able to do that role in the place in which you were born and raised."
He takes on the position of Chief Executive in a challenging time, as the world responds to the Coronavirus pandemic. He says: “The lessons we’ll learn from our response to this crisis will ultimately help us to forge better services for our residents, and when we do get back to our new normal, and business as usual resumes, I’m looking forward to working together to make our city thrive."