Wolverhampton City Council has appointed a new director to oversee vital projects including the transformation of the city, attracting new investment, improving access to new opportunities for local people and improving skills in the City.

Tim Johnson has been appointed Strategic Director for Education and Enterprise at Wolverhampton City Council and will take up the role on 20 May, 2013.

He takes over from Charles Green, who left the authority last month after 2 years in the role.

This will involve Tim taking on major regeneration projects, including progressing work set out in the City Centre Prospectus that was launched last summer.

In addition to this, he will be looking to help attract major investment in Wolverhampton and building on successes achieved including the new Jaguar Land Rover's Engine Manufacturing Centre at the i54 site.

Tim will also oversee the city's education provision working closely with schools to help develop the necessary skills and qualifications, as well as raising the aspirations of young people across Wolverhampton.

Tim is currently the Executive Director for Regeneration Services at Walsall MBC a role he has undertaken since 2005.

He has also undertaken the lead role for the Black Country Local Authorities on sub-regional working on Regeneration specifically the Black Country Consortium, Black Country LEP and the current City Deal negotiations.

Tim has previously held a variety of managerial and regeneration roles at Doncaster MBC, London Borough of Hillingdon and Liverpool City Council.

He said: "I am really excited at the opportunity to lead the next stage of the City's regeneration. We have some fantastic assets in the City most significantly the spirit and enterprise of our people and businesses which give me a great confidence for the future."

  • released: Wednesday 8 May, 2013