Angus appoints new chief executive

ANGUS Council has appointed Margo Williamson as its new chief executive.

Williamson, who has been a strategic director at the Scottish authority since 2013, will take up the post on 1 June following the retirement of current chief executive Richard Stiff.

Prior to joining Angus, she was head of service (education) at South Ayrshire Council between 2008 and 2013.

Council leader Iain Gaul said: "Margo has been at the centre of the council's transformation for the past three years and as our chief executive, she will lead us in the next phase of the organisation's development as we continue to drive Angus forward.

"There are huge financial challenges ahead and all of our executive management team will continue to bring the ideas and the impetus that will sustain critical and valued services in Angus." 

Williamson's appointment will coincide with a reorganisation of the council's executive management team into the chief executive and two strategic directors, a reduction of one director post. The new chief executive will take a report to regarding the structure of the team's portfolios to the new council after May's local government elections.