Perthshire Advertiser

Interviews soon for top PKC job

- KATHRYN ANDERSON

Candidates for the vacant chief executive role at Perth and Kinross Council will be interviewe­d next month

The deadline for applicatio­ns for the top job at Perth and Kinross Council closed at midnight on Monday, February 15.

It follows the departure of Karen Reid who left to become chief executive of NHS Education for Scotland on February 1.

A shortlist of candidates is expected to be drawn up in the next few weeks with the selected candidates expected to be interviewe­d at the end of March.

Interviews will be conducted by

PKC’s appointmen­t sub-committee, made up of Conservati­ve council leader Murray Lyle, Conservati­ve councillor John Duff, SNP councillor­s Grant Laing and Fiona Sarwar, and Lib Dem councillor Peter Barrett.

The recently retired chief executive of East Ayrshire Council - Fiona Lees will be the independen­t profession­al adviser and PKC’s chief operating officer Karen Donaldson will assist as human resources adviser.

A PKC spokespers­on confirmed depute chief executive Barbara Renton assumed the responsibi­lities of interim chief executive on February 1.

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Departure Karen Reid

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