New CEO appointed at Salisbury City Council

By Nick Batten on 8 February, 2024

Salisbury City Council has announced the appointment of Asa Thorpe as its new Chief Executive Officer.

He replaces Annie Child who stepped down in September. The position has been covered in the Interim by Joanna Wood.

Previously known as ‘City Clerk’, the role is responsible for the governance of the Council and for the strategic management of responsibilities as directed by the elected Leadership group. 

Asa joins the City Council following a 20-year career which has spanned several public sector organisations across Wiltshire and Hampshire. 

His experience covers a range of public services, making him a good fit for the appointments panel, chaired by senior Councillors from each of the political parties in Salisbury. 

Graduating from the University of Birmingham, he has spent time working in Housing, Criminal Justice, the National Health Service and local government. 

Asa said, “I am looking forward to working with Councillors and Officers at Salisbury City Council, and delivering on behalf of the residents, businesses and visitors of this great city.” 

City Council Officers and Councillors welcome Asa Thorpe to the role which he started on 5th February 2024.