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Glasgow City Council chief executive set to retire

The Car Hire Glasgow Airport branch wish the retiring chief executive well after his announcement recently.

George Black, who has been the chief executive of Glasgow City Council for eleven years, is set to retire at the end of 2014. The chief executive took responsibility of some of the preparations for the Commonwealth Games, but also had to deal with the brunt of tight council funding. The process has started to find his successor.

Mr Black has been with Glasgow City Council – and its predecessor before the current local government structure took effect – for more than 20 years. Before his move to Glasgow, the qualified accountant worked for the Hydro Electric Board and several other councils.

In a note to staff, Mr Black said “I have worked at a senior level in Glasgow for over 20 years and have witnessed first hand the improvements in the city. However, much still remains to be done and I believe now is the right time for a new chief executive to manage the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. It has been a great privilege to have been chief executive at such an exciting time and I have been fortunate to have had the support of so many dedicated colleagues.”