South Lanarkshire appoints new housing director

South Lanarkshire appoints new housing director

South Lanarkshire Council's HQ

South Lanarkshire Council has appointed Stephen Gibson as executive director of housing and technical resources.

Joining as a new member of the council’s senior management team, Mr Gibson has a long career in local authority and social housing, most recently at as divisional director of planning, housing, building standards and transport strategy at Glasgow City Council.

Council leader Joe Fagan said: “This is a key leadership role as we pursue the council’s ambitions to keep delivering, and improve, our services on behalf of local residents. Stephen was the unanimous choice of the recruitment panel and I am delighted to welcome him to the council.”

South Lanarkshire Council chief executive, Cleland Sneddon, said: “Stephen had shown a clear dedication to improving housing standards throughout his career. We look forward to him joining what is already a successful team and helping us aspire to ever higher standards.”

Mr Gibson added: “I am really looking forward to joining South Lanarkshire, which has a reputation as a leading local authority, not just in social housing, but in many other sectors.”

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