Sabapathy appointed Lord-Lieutenant & represent Queen Elizabeth
Paul will be the Queen's
personal representative to the county
London, August 28, 2007
The Queen has appointed NRI Paul Chandrasekharan Sabapathy, 64,
Esq CBE as Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the County of the
West Midlands following the retirement of Sir Robert Taylor KCVO.
- Mr Paul Chandrasekharan Sabapathy is currently Chairman
and Pro Chancellor of the University of Central England
- He is currently Chair of Birmingham East and North
Primary Care Trust, Vice-Chair of the NHS Confederation
Primary Care Trust Network, a Committee member of the Higher
Education Funding Council and a Trustee of the Bourneville Village
- He has been a member of the Boards of the Birmingham
and Black Country Development Corporations, of the
Standards Board for England, and of the National Blood Authority.
- Hold Chair of the West Midlands Industrial Development Board.
- President of Walsall Chamber of Commerce,
- Deputy Chair of the Committee of University Chairmen, and
a Trustee of the Refugee Council and the New Walsall Art Gallery.
- He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Mr Sabapathy
will retire as Chairman from UCE Birmingham next April.
Mr Sabapathy was awarded the OBE for services to urban regeneration
in 1995 and a CBE in 2004 for services to business and education
in the West Midlands.
NRI Paul was born in Chennai, India,. He moved to the UK in 1964
when he was 21, after studying at Lawrence School, Lovedale and
Madras Christian College.
He completed a Masters Degree from Aston University and qualified
as a Chartered Management Accountant. He became a British citizen
After a 28-year career in industry, holding senior positions
with IMI plc, and retiring as Assistant Managing Director of IMI
Titanium in 1996, he became the Chief Executive of North Birmingham
Community NHS Trust, serving until 2000.
Mr Sabapathy lives in Sutton Coldfield, is married to Win, and
they have two adult children.