Crofting Commission appointment

 

Scottish Ministers appoint Bill Barron as Chief Executive.

Bill Barron has been appointed as Chief Executive at the Crofting Commission by Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing.

The Chief Executive and designated Accountable Officer is responsible for the strategic leadership and overall operation and management of the Crofting Commission, including financial controls. Bill Barron has assumed the role on a permanent basis after being appointed as interim CEO in October 2016 following the departure of Catriona Maclean.

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity Fergus Ewing said:

“I am pleased that Bill has accepted the position and will join the Commission as permanent Chief Executive.

“We have achieved a number of important milestones since we established the Crofting Commission in 2012, and there is now an opportunity to build on successful developments in crofting, refocusing attention on being an effective regulator and delivering an excellent service to crofters.

“I am sure that Bill will bring leadership skills and dedication to the role and I wish him every success.”

Crofting Commission Chief Executive Bill Barron said:

“I am delighted to have been appointed Chief Executive of the Crofting Commission. In my three months as Interim Chief Executive I have met regularly with Commissioners, staff, crofters and many other stakeholders to hear their views.

“The work I have started will continue, giving the Commission a renewed focus on securing the future of crofting and preparing for the new Board following the crofting elections in March 2017.”

 

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