Glasgow City Council has appointed attorney Annemarie O’Donnell its brand new primary executive to substitute George Black, who retires next month.

Ms O’Donnell was selected by the appointment of their senior officers committee lately.

“The caliber of applicants was high but Annemarie brings plenty of expertise, vision and passion to the function and has been the unanimous selection of the interview board.

“There’s never been a more exciting time to perform in Glasgow, together with town at the spotlight like never before after the very best ever Commonwealth Games along with also the registering of Scotland’s first City Deal.

“I’m in no doubt that Annemarie is your greatest possible option to lead our talented and dedicated staff throughout another chapter in our town’s long and proud history.

“I also need to take this chance to thank George Black because of his work on behalf of town and wish him every happiness and achievement in the long run.”

This is a very exciting time for Glasgow.

“There is not any doubt that the upcoming few years will be hard for everybody in local authorities. However, I think we possess the power, the thoughts and also, crucially, the very best people to meet those challenges.”

Ms O’Donnell, 49, has become the council’s executive manager of business services because 2011, together with responsibility for legal services, elections, human resources, procurement, town strength, client and company service and corporate governance.

She’s a qualified attorney and a part of this Law Society of Scotland.

After linking Glasgow District Council from an authorized clinic at the east end of Glasgow in 1991, she was employed as a solicitor and senior attorney in a group focusing on building, planning and housing.

After local government reorganisation in 1996, she had been promoted to primary lawyer – causing the council’s job on commercial contracts, procurement, environmental and planning legislation.

Back in 2003, Ms O’Donnell was appointed assistant head of administrative and legal agencies, a new post that saw her accept responsibility for the conducting of elections for the very first time – together with committee solutions, registrars, litigation, licensing and corporate legislation.

A two-year secondment because depute director of social services adopted, playing an essential role in steering the ceremony via an important programme of support reform.

She returned into corporate providers in 2007, serving as assistant manager and head of external tragedy since the council recognized its ALEOs.