Sue Bruce, the council chief credited with turning the finances Aberdeen City Council around in just over a year, has been selected as the new chief executive for Edinburgh City Council.
The decision is expected to be approved by the council at a meeting on 16 September.
Council Leader Cllr Jenny Dawe said: "It is essential that we have the right calibre of chief executive for what is a difficult, but rewarding, role at the best of times. We have had a strong field and a rigorous recruitment process. Sue has emerged from that as our preferred candidate and I am confident that her outstanding knowledge, experience and leadership will be a real asset to the council as we deal with the budgetary and other challenges we face."
Bruce has worked in local government for more than 30 years and prior to her appointment at
During her time at
Of her appointment, Bruce said: "I am delighted to be recommended to Council as the preferred candidate. I have enjoyed and valued my time in
Current chief executive Tom Aitchison will step down after 15 years service later this month.