For your information, I post below the recently issued statement from the London Borough of Tower Hamlets concerning our preferred candidate for the post of Head of Communication and Promotion:

Tower Hamlets’ Head of Communications, Takki Sulaiman, will be joining Aberdeen City Council.

Commenting on the news, Stephen Halsey, Head of Paid Service for Tower Hamlets, said: “I want to thank Takki for his contribution to Tower Hamlets since March 2010.  The borough attracts a high calibre of staff who continue to be in demand with high-profile employers across the UK, partly as a result of the experiences gained from the intensity of working for an inner city area with its unique opportunities and challenges.

“I know that Takki’s experience on working on the borough’s 2012 Olympic preparations – for which the council won an award – will be of direct relevance to a growing and ambitious city such as Aberdeen.”

Takki Sulaiman added: “I have spent five enjoyable, interesting and rewarding years communicating what Tower Hamlets has to offer London and indeed the world.  This new post at Aberdeen City Council means that I will help present Aberdeen’s cultural and economic opportunities across the UK and internationally.  On a personal note it is also an opportunity for my family to be nearer relatives who will need our support.

The appointment meantime remains subject to the normal pre-employment checks.

Written by aberdeenccblog

Chief Executive of Aberdeen City Council. All views are my own.