Dumfries and Galloway Council appoints new Chief Executive

Following an extensive recruitment process, Dumfries and Galloway Council has appointed Dawn Roberts as its new Chief Executive.

 Chief Executive - Dawn Roberts 
Dawn Roberts has extensive local government leadership experience having worked in local government for over 25 years. She is joining Dumfries and Galloway from Cumbria County Council where she is currently Executive Director for Corporate, Customer and Community Services and has also been fulfilling additional responsibilities as acting Deputy Chief Executive in recent months.

Dawn Roberts commenting on her appointment said: "I am delighted to have been offered this fantastic opportunity and am really looking forward to working with members, staff and all stakeholders in my new role. I am really proud of all that has been achieved in Cumbria during my time at the County Council and I look forward to building on this experience as Dumfries and Galloway's new Chief Executive. Dumfries and Galloway Council has a really strong track record in delivering services to the people of the region and this was recognised through the recent CoSLA award for its work to strengthen community resilience through the pandemic.

This is clearly an ambitious council for Dumfries and Galloway as a place and for the people it serves and I look forward to the challenges and opportunities ahead."

Leader of Dumfries and Galloway Council, Elaine Murray and Depute Leader, Rob Davidson said: "On behalf of Elected members and staff we are pleased at the appointment of Dawn Roberts to take over as Chief Executive of our Council. We believe the authority will be in safe and experienced hands and we were fortunate to find an excellent candidate for the post. We are delighted that Dawn will be joining Dumfries and Galloway Council. We wish her good luck for the future."

Our Interim Chief Executive and the Council's Corporate Management team will work with Dawn to ensure a seamless transition. The new Chief will take up her post in July 2022.

Page last updated: 06/04/2022
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