Dundee City Council has appointed a new Executive Director of Corporate Services.
The current Director for Assets, Finance and Resources at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council) Robert Emmott will take up the post in February 2021.
Mr Emmott will replace the current Executive Director of Corporate Services Greg Colgan, who has been announced as the city council’s new Chief Executive.
Mr Colgan will take up that position on the retirement of David Martin.
Mr Emmott grew up in Liverpool and trained as an accountant with the National Health Service in Cumbria.
Following a period in the private sector, he joined Comhairle nan Eilean Siar in 1999.
Mr Emmott said: “I am very pleased to be joining the team at Dundee City Council.
“Although recovery from the coronavirus pandemic will represent a challenging time for Dundee, I am sure that there are many exciting opportunities ahead.
“I will work with elected members and council staff to help deliver on the local authority’s priorities for the people of the city and their communities.”
City council leader Councillor John Alexander added: “This is excellent appointment for Dundee and I welcome Robert to the city.”
“I look forward to working closely with him in our ambitious efforts to support the people of this city.”
Incoming Chief Executive Greg Colgan added: “I am pleased that Robert has accepted this position at the City Council. He has already impressed me with his ideas for the future.”
Dundee draws skilled workers from a 60-minute catchment population of 640,000 and has a local population of over 140,000. The availability of a large pool of highly skilled labour is a key feature in the Dundee economy. Flexibility in the labour force is currently more prevalent in Dundee than in Scotland as a whole. All forms of labour market flexibility - part-time, temporary employment, self-employment and shift work - are widely operational within the city. Labour force stability in the city is excellent, enabling companies to plan with confidence. Labour turnover levels are less than 5% and absenteeism averages 2%.