New Infrastructure Services Director for Shire

ABERDEENSHIRE Council has appointed Stephen Archer as its new Infrastructure Services director, following the resignation of Iain Gabriel.

Mr Archer, originally from Montrose, is currently Strategic Director at Waveney and Suffolk Coastal District Council and has been in that post for six years.

“One of the exciting things is there are services under this role which I have not managed before, but that’s part of the challenge, to pick up new things, new ideas and to meet new people,” he said on his appointment.

“This is a big step forward for me and I’m ready for it – this is a really positive move for my family and I.

“There’s a lot to get to grips with over the coming months, but it’s a challenge I relish.

“We have to deliver for councillors and the communities of Aberdeenshire because there are some significant issues that we need to deal with.”

Appointments Committee chairwoman Cllr Anne Robertson offered Mr Archer her congratulations, adding “I’m sure he will fit right in to team Aberdeenshire and find living here in this beautiful part of the world a rewarding experience for him and his family.”