Skip to content

OIC Appoints Chief Executive

Date: 02 November 2022

Time: 11:30

Orkney Islands Council has appointed a new Chief Executive to lead the organisation.
Oliver Reid will join the Council from Renfrewshire Council where he has most recently been Head of Communities and Public Protection.
Mr Reid's appointment follows a two-day selection process, including an interview with the Full Council.
Council Convener Graham Bevan said: "We are delighted - after a long search - to appoint Oliver Reid to the role of Chief Executive.  Elected members were hugely impressed by Mr Reid and his vision for council services in Orkney  
"The calibre of candidates for the position was very high and Mr Reid faced strong competition
"Taking on the role of Chief Executive at Orkney Islands Council - with the variety of services it provides, the level of challenges we face as an island authority and of course the opportunities that are ahead of us - is a huge undertaking, but one which we wholly believe Mr Reid is well equipped for and ready to face."
Speaking after his appointment Mr Reid said: "I am very honoured and delighted to have been appointed to the role of Chief Executive of Orkney Islands Council.  I have been struck by the range of services that this council provides, the incredible innovation that takes place in Orkney and the energy, vision and enthusiasm that I have seen from elected members, stakeholders and senior staff during my time with them over the last few days.  I am excited and looking forward to starting the next chapter of my life and professional career in Orkney as soon as possible.”
A start date for Mr Reid will be agreed in due course.

  • Summary:

    Orkney Islands Council has appointed a new Chief Executive to lead the organisation.

  • Category:
Go Back

School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY |  01856 873535 | Translate | Accessibility | Copyright | Privacy | Investors In People Logo