Local government

Russell steps up as CEO at Renfrewshire Council

Alan Russell: stepping up

Renfrewshire Council’s director of finance and resources, Alan Russell, has been appointed chief executive and will take up the post at the end of November.

His appointment follows a national recruitment process after current chief executive Sandra Black announced her retirement in August after almost 40 years public service.

in addition to his current duties at the council Mr Russell, 50, was also recently elected chairman of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) Local Government Directors of Finance (Scotland).

The group develops policy and publications for CIPFA members in Scotland and works closely with the local government organisation CoSLA, providing financial advice and support as required.

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