AFTER NINE MONTHS in an acting capacity Moray’s corporate director for economic development, planning and infrastructure has been given the role on a permanent basis.
Former Lossiemouth High School pupil Rhona Gunn was previously the head of legal and democratic services for the local authority.
She was brought up in Burghead and went on to study law at Glasgow University before joining the Moray Council 18 years ago. Her new areas of responsibility will include planning, economic development, roads, waste management, environmental health and trading standards.
“I am delighted to take up the post of corporate director permanently,” she said, adding: “It is a privilege to take on such a significant role in the area in which I grew up.
“Moray is an area with great natural assets, including our beautiful coastline, vibrant local industries and heritage.
“I look forward to working with our partners and local communities to build on those assets, developing a thriving and diverse economy in which access to good jobs, quality housing and excellent local services is available to all our local residents, no matter where they live in Moray.”
Welcoming her appointment, chief executive Roddy Burns said: “These are challenging times for all local authorities and I am delighted that Rhona is now a member of the council’s corporate management structure on a permanent basis after having contributed so much in her capacity as acting director.”