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New chief executive appointed for Argyll and Bute Council

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New chief executive appointed for Argyll and Bute Council

Argyll and Bute Council has appointed a new chief executive.

Pippa Milne, the council’s executive director for development and infrastructure services, will take up the post from 19 December.

Milne has worked in local government for 28 years, five of those in Argyll and Bute.

As executive director she has led initiatives relating to the future development of the area, most notably the rural growth deal for Argyll and Bute, which was confirmed by the Prime Minister in July.

Milne replaces Cleland Sneddon, who is leaving to become chief executive of South Lanarkshire Council.

Council leader Councillor Aileen Morton said: “We had a very strong pool of candidates to choose from.

“I would like to congratulate Pippa on securing this role, and I look forward to working with her as chief executive for the benefit of Argyll and Bute.”

Milne said: “Argyll and Bute is an amazing area that deserves a prosperous future and I will work tirelessly to build this.

“I understand the challenges the area faces, and the difficulties this council deals with every day.

“I also see the opportunities for success that are there for us to take.

“It will be a privilege to work for Argyll and Bute as chief executive of its council.”

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