Retirement of Council Chief Executive

The Chief Executive of Perth & Kinross Council, Bernadette Malone, has today announced her decision to retire at the beginning of July this year.

Bernadette has been in post for 15 years, following a long career in local government spanning back to 1990.

The Chief Executive said: "It has been a tremendous privilege to be Chief Executive of one of Scotland's leading council for the past 15 years. The Council has a fantastic workforce, and is supported by a wide range of individuals and partner organisations in the third sector, public and private sectors.

"I consider myself very fortunate to have worked with so many talented and dedicated people including community leaders and representatives. I greatly appreciate the support I have had from my colleagues and elected members throughout my time in local government.

"My successor will take over a high performing, sector leading organisation, which is at the forefront of many innovative developments in public services."

Councillor Murray Lyle, Leader of Perth & Kinross Council, said: "We in Perth and Kinross have been extremely fortunate to have Bernadette as our Chief Executive for the last 15 years.

"Perth & Kinross is a sector-leading organisation, at the forefront of many public sector innovation, particularly around child welfare and education. This is the legacy Bernadette will leave behind, and we wish her the very best in the future."