John Kelpie appointed as new super council chief executive
JOHN Kelpie has been appointed as chief executive for the new Derry and Strabane super council.
Mr Kelpie, the current strategic director with Derry City Council, was appointed to the role last night.
Congratulating him on his
new post, chair of the Statutory Transition Committee
, Cllr Kieran McGuire said, "I am delighted to announce that the Statutory Transition Committee (STC) has appointed John Kelpie
to this hugely important role.
"Throughout this demanding recruitment and selection process John
clearly demonstrated he
has the key competencies required for this challenging role.
We sought someone with a proven ability to focus on the future, demonstrate leadership, promote and facilitate change, deliver excellence, serve the community and effectively work with partners.
is delighted that John
has accepted our offer and we look forward to working with him in creating a new council for the citizens of this strategically significant region."