Good morning everyone
It seems like an eternity since I was given the great honour of being appointed to Managing Director of Tayside Contracts, way back in August. However, the big day for me has finally come round and today – Monday 2 November - I’m delighted to start working alongside you.
Being the new boy, it’s all change to me, however everyone I`ve met so far has been extremely welcoming, and this has greatly helped me settle in. I’ve already has a tour round Contracts House and Ruthvenfield, to meet new colleagues, which I greatly enjoyed, and I’ve had the benefit of sitting in on a couple of Corporate Management Team meetings, and I already see how dedicated and professional a team we have. Iain Waddell has been very generous with his time and expertise in handing over to me, so at least I`m not coming in totally unprepared. I know I have quite a challenge living up to Iain`s inspired leadership over that last 25 years, but I’m sure we can work together to maintain Tayside Contracts` great reputation as an excellent provider of vital public services.
Having worked with Perth & Kinross Council for over 30 years, I’m quite fortunate to be reasonably familiar with some of the people, and many of the services we provide in Tayside Contracts. One of the first things I want to do is to meet as many people as possible (as much as COVID restrictions allow), and look forward to meeting up with you, either virtually or in person, over the next wee while.
I know how incredibly difficult it has been keeping our services going in these challenging pandemic times, particularly as your services are so vital to our communities in Tayside, and you bring a lot of light to people in these very dark times. Thank you.
I’m really looking forward to working with you.