The top job at Argyll and Bute Council has been filled.
Pippa Milne, current executive director of development and infrastructure, will be the local authority’s new chief executive from December 19 when Cleland Sneddon leaves to become chief of South Lanarkshire Council.
Council Leader Aileen Morton said: “We had a very strong pool of candidates to choose from. I would like to congratulate Pippa on securing this role, and I look forward to working with her, as chief executive, for the benefit of Argyll and Bute.”
Ms Milne brings with her 28 years of local government experience, five of which were with Argyll and Bute Council.
As executive director she has led initiatives that aim to develop a prosperous future for the area, most notably the Rural Growth Deal for Argyll and Bute.
She said: “Argyll and Bute is an amazing area that deserves a prosperous future and I will work tirelessly to build this. I understand the challenges the area faces, and the difficulties this council deals with every day. I also see the opportunities for success that are there for us to take. It will be a privilege to work for Argyll and Bute as chief executive of its council.”