and Strabane District Council's
Statutory Transition Committee has announced the appointment of John Kelpie
as the new chief executive.
Kelpie, who is currently the strategic director with Derry City Council, will take over when the body is formed in April 2015.
The chairman of the Statutory Transition Committee, councillor Kieran McGuire stated that the council was looking for 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.
Throughout the recruitment and selection process, Kelpie
had demonstrated that he
had all the key competencies required for this chosen role.