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New Chief Executive Of Highland Council Takes Up Job

2nd September 2013

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The Highland Councilís new Chief Executive, Steve Barron, took over at the helm of the organisation on Monday 2nd September 2013.

He replaces Alistair Dodds, who has retired after 22 years with the Council, the last six as Chief Executive.

He said: ďThere are tremendous opportunities ahead for the people of the Highlands and the main challenge of my job is to make sure we capitalise on these opportunities. There is nowhere else Iíd rather be.Ē

Mr Barron joined the Council as Director of Housing and Property early in 2008 and has also been Depute Chief Executive since September, 2011. He had previously worked as managing director of Robertsons Facilities Management, Inverness, for eight years and prior to that 13 years in the health service in Lothian and Highland, where he was Head of Facilities with the former Highland Primary Care Trust.

Married with three sons, he was educated at Lochardil Primary School and Inverness Royal Academy.

From 2 September 2013 Mr Barronís position as Director of Housing and Property is being filled on an interim basis of four months by Tracey Urry, the Councilís Housing and Property Manager for Inverness, Nairn and Badenoch and Lochaber.

Mr Barron will use this period of four months to review the way Council services are delivered.


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