Ms Kathryn Lindsay, Angus Council’s current Director of Children, Families and Justice and Chief Social Work Officer has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer on the retiral of Mrs Margo Williamson.
Angus Council Leader Cllr Beth Whiteside said, “We are delighted that Kathryn has accepted the post of CEO of Angus Council as she brings with her a wealth of experience working in Angus and knows the unique opportunities we have and the challenges we face.
“She was selected from a very strong field of candidates, but we felt that her people-centred approach was the best for the council at this very challenging time with internal budget pressures, the cost-of-living crisis and the recovery from Storm Babet to cope with, amongst all the usual issues of running as diverse an organisation as a council.
“We wish Kathryn all the very best in her new role and I look forward to working with her going forward. “
Kathryn said, “I’m hugely honoured to step into this opportunity to lead the council to deliver much relied upon services for our communities. I am confident that united by our shared values and commitment, we will work together to make Angus the best place to live, work and visit.
“I am extremely fortunate to be supported by inspiring and trusted colleagues across the organisation and that gives me continued hope in these challenging times across the public sector, for our communities and our colleagues.
“Building on Margo’s legacy of change, I am keen for us to listen and learn from each other and our communities, knowing that by working together, we can deliver a better and fairer life for the people of Angus.”
Kathryn has been with Angus Council since 2015, when she started as Senior Service Manager for Children, Families and Justice. The exact date for her taking up the role has yet to be confirmed.