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by Jenni Davidson
15 December 2020
New chief executive of Scottish Borders Council appointed

Netta Meadows - Image credit: Scottish Borders Council

New chief executive of Scottish Borders Council appointed

A new chief executive has been appointed for Scottish Borders Council.

Netta Meadows will move to Scottish Borders Council from South Somerset District Council, where she is currently the director for service delivery.

Meadows joined South Somerset District Council in 2017 as the director for strategy and support services.

She has also previously held director roles at Bristol City Council, working across strategic commissioning, commercial relations, social care and neighbourhood services.

Meadows will join the council on 22 March 2021, replacing Tracey Logan, who retired in September.

She said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be appointed into this role and am excited to start work with Scottish Borders Council early next year.

“I am looking forward to immersing myself into the region, and to working with members, partners, communities and colleagues to shape and steer the challenges that lie ahead.”

Councillor Shona Haslam, leader of Scottish Borders Council, said: "We are delighted to announce the appointment of Netta Meadows as our new chief executive.

“Her passion for local government shone through in the interview process.

“She has excellent experience at a senior level in this sector and established herself as the outstanding candidate in an incredibly strong field.  

“We face many challenges at the moment including COVID-19 and financial pressures, but there are also a number of opportunities for the council.

“I strongly believe Netta is the right person to lead us into the future and ensure SBC continues to thrive as an organisation, with our communities and people at the heart of everything we do.”

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