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Perth and Kinross Council Appoints New Chief Executive

The Perth and Kinross Council is appointing a new chief executive after some months spent in recruiting a new appointee.

Thomas Glen is currently the deputy chief executive for the East Dunbartonshire Council and now he’s accepted the Perth and Kinross Council’s offer to take up the position.

Mr Glen said: “I am delighted and very privileged to be offered the opportunity to take on the role of Chief Executive at Perth and Kinross and would like to thank the selection panel for placing their trust in me. 

“As someone whose public service career started over 30 years ago, I am committed to working to support local people and communities, tackle inequality and deliver excellent public services. I look forward to leading the fantastic team at Perth & Kinross Council and to working with our partners over the coming years.”

Currently, Mr Glen is responsible for place, neighbourhood and corporate assets and has experience as a community worker in the 80’s leading onto other the voluntary sector and consultancy in the public sector.

Council Leader, Councillor Murray Lyle, who chaired the Appointment Sub-Committee for the post commented: “I am delighted that Thomas will be joining us as our new Chief Executive. Thomas brings a wealth of experience, passion and commitment for public services and working with communities and partners to support the sustainable, economic and social renewal of the area.   

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Barbara Renton who is very ably filling the role of Interim Chief Executive and will continue to do so until Thomas joins us later this year.”

Mr Glen is expected to be starting his job in November.

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