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by Jenni Davidson
13 October 2020
New chief executive of Dundee City Council appointed

Greg Colgan - Image credit: Dundee City Council

New chief executive of Dundee City Council appointed

A new chief executive has been appointed to lead Dundee City Council.

Greg Colgan, currently the council’s executive director of corporate services, will take up the post on the retiral of the current chief executive David Martin early next year.

A native of Dundee, Colgan studied at the University of Dundee, before completing a Chartered Institute of Management Accountants qualification.

He then worked at Servite Housing Association as finance and IT manager before joining the council in 2009 as finance and corporate services manager in the then housing department.

Colgan worked as the head of corporate debt and welfare reform before becoming the head of customer services and IT with the council.

He was appointed executive director of corporate services in 2017.

He said: “I am delighted to be taking up the post of chief executive of Dundee City Council.

“I will continue to work closely with councillors and colleagues to deliver on the council’s priorities for the people of this city during what is an extremely challenging time.

“Our staff have shown real commitment and flexibility during the pandemic and I would like to thank them for their efforts.

“I would also like to pay tribute to David Martin and the contribution he has made to Dundee over the years that he has served as chief executive."

Leader of Dundee City Council Councillor John Alexander added: “This excellent appointment was decided by a cross-party group of councillors.

“Greg Colgan has a proven track record of leading innovative changes for the council in challenging circumstances.

“I am determined that we can keep up our work to deliver on an ambitious agenda for the people of Dundee and their communities.”

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