Midlothian Chief leaves for Falkirk

Monday April 23rd 2018

Kenneth Lawrie

Midlothian’s Chief Executive Kenneth Lawrie has been appointed as Falkirk Council’s new Chief Executive.

He will take up his new role from the start of August 2018 following the retirement of current Chief Executive Mary Pitcaithly OBE in June 2018.

Mr Lawire joined local government in 1994 since then he has held various positions at Dartford Borough Council and Scottish Borders Council, taking up the position at Midlothian in September 2009.

Councillor Cecil Meiklejohn, Leader of Falkirk Council said: “Kenneth is the right choice to lead the massive transformation and investment programme which is taking place across the Council as we strive to make significant changes to improve and modernise the way we deliver our services.

“With a wealth of experience and a good track record he will know instinctively what needs to be done to make these changes and bring about efficiencies during a period of transformation and improvement.

Kenneth Lawrie said: “This is a great opportunity to take forward Falkirk Council and help to deliver great services to those who need them most in the future.

“The role will be demanding and with many challenges but I am confident that close working with elected members and staff will ensure we all have a part to play in making the area a better place to work, live and visit.

“It’s an exciting time to be Chief Executive and I want to show I can help to improve Falkirk Council as an organisation and look forward to the coming years in leading this work.”

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