Appointments to Chief Officer Finance and Chief Officer Digital and Technology roles

Further to last week’s update on Chief Officer recruitment, I’m delighted to announce we have now concluded the appointment to the Finance role and the Digital and Technology role.

Jonathan Belford has accepted the post of Chief Officer Finance and Andrew Howe  the post of Chief Officer Digital and Technology.  I look forward to working with them both as an important part of our new leadership team.

Jonathan, currently Executive Manager of Finance with Shetland Islands Council, is very familiar with Aberdeen City Council having previously served as Corporate Accounting Manager.

Andrew, currently Head of End User Services at the University of St Andrews brings with him considerable experience of aligning Information Technology to business requirements that will support and drive the digital transformation agenda

They have been appointed following a rigorous selection process and are both looking forward to playing their part in the evolution of the Council and supporting our ambitions for the city and its people.

As highlighted last week, a preferred candidate has also been identified for the Chief Officer Capital role.  I will be in a position to provide further details on this appointment soon.

With the leadership team continuing to take shape, can I once again thank you for the support being shown to Chief Officers, Directors and I during this important period. I know you will join me in extending a warm welcome to Jonathan and Andrew when they join us later in the summer.