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Corporate and Democratic Services

Perth & Kinross Council is committed to providing excellent services for the people of Perth and Kinross.

The key role of the Corporate and Democratic Services is to provide corporate support services for the Council and drive forward our aim of achieving continuous improvement in the services we are delivering.

To achieve this we work to add value to the services the Council is providing, by developing customer focus across the Council and supporting other Council Services to achieve local and national policy priorities.

Our work is managed in five functions - Finance, Human Resources, Corporate IT & Revenues, Legal & Governance, and Property Services.

Chief Operating Officer - Karen Donaldson Karen Donaldson

  • Supporting the effective design and delivery of modern, high performing, enabling corporate services and effective corporate governance, systems and processes
  • Member of the Chief Executive's Group and Executive Officer Team

Head of Finance - Stewart MacKenzie

Responsible for:

  • Ensuring sound financial governance
  • Revenue & Capital budgeting
  • Revenue & Capital monitoring
  • Final Accounts
  • Purchase Ledger
  • Sales Ledger
  • Insurance
  • Treasury
  • Corporate commissioning and procurement

HR Manager - Pauline Johnston & Euan Sturgeon

Responsible for:

  • Workforce Planning
  • HR Policies and Procedures
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Payroll
  • Employee Relations
  • HR Advice and HR Admin
  • Modern Apprenticeships/Graduate Programmes

Head of Legal & Governance Services - Lisa Simpson

Responsible for:

  • Giving advice to ensure that the Council acts legally
  • Attending courts and tribunals on behalf of the Council
  • Operating the Licensing Board
  • Information compliance / Freedom of Information and Data Protection
  • Supporting the Council's corporate governance arrangements
  • Managing the corporate complaints system
  • Registration of Births, Deaths & Marriages
  • Elected Member Support & Development
  • Civic Services & Provost Support
  • Support for Council's Decision-making Processes
  • Internal Audit
  • Risk Management

Head of Corporate IT & Revenues - Alan Taylor

Responsible for:

Head of Property - Stephen Crawford

Responsible for:

  • Corporate Premises Management
  • Energy Conservation and Management
  • Property Maintenance
  • Construction Project Management Services
  • Architectural and Interior Design Services
  • Quantity Surveying Services
  • Electrical, Mechanical and Structural Engineering Services

Contact details

Chief Executive

2 High Street, Perth, PH1 5PH
Tel 01738 475000