Kate joins the Council from the Improvement Service where she was Head of Organisational Development for the last four years, helping shape the national agenda around all areas of organisational development including change management, service redesign and workforce planning across the public sector.
She also brings a wealth of operational HR experience from a number of roles including eight years as Human Resources Manager at North Lanarkshire Council.
In her new role, Kate will have responsibility for the strategic development and delivery of human resources, organisational development, payroll services and the organisational change agenda within the Council as well as the strategic development and implementation of customer services.
South Ayrshire Council chief executive David Anderson said: “We all know this is a challenging time for Councils across the country, and it’s vital we have the right people in place to take South Ayrshire where it needs to go. Kate will be a terrific addition to our Corporate Management Team, and will play a key role in helping shape our future.
“We’re all looking forward to working with her to continue the Council’s transformation journey over the coming months and years.”
Kate said she was looking forward to starting work at the Council. She added: “I’m delighted to be joining such a forward-thinking and dynamic local authority – South Ayrshire’s strategic approach to improvement is something that is recognised nationally, and something I was very keen to be part of.
“The Council has made significant progress in recent years, and I’m determined to play my part in continuing that progress and delivering for the people of South Ayrshire.”
Kate is married with a grown-up family. She will take up her post at the end of April.
South Ayrshire Council is a Founder Member of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.
THE ELITE AYRSHIRE BUSINESS CIRCLE
The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle is an association founded in 2007 by some of the top companies in Ayrshire.
Its purpose is to publicise its members, and to celebrate and promote the wealth and rich diversity of entrepreneurial talent and business excellence that abounds here within the county boundaries of Ayrshire.
Members include the Clydesdale Bank, Ayr Racecourse, Western House Hotel, Turnberry Golf Resort and South Ayrshire Council. Member company activities include broadcasting, building and construction, architectural practice, estate agency and land management, chartered accountancy, insurance broking, legal services, golf club management, marketing services and brand creation, web design and public relations consultancy.
Frazer Coogans Commercial Solicitors senior partner Norman Geddes is executive chairman of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle, and managing director is public relations consultancy Fame Publicity Services proprietor Murdoch MacDonald.
For further information about The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle and to apply for membership, e-mail eliteayrshire@
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