A better future, a better council - the role of the Chief Executive in Renfrewshire Council

Issued: Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:08:00 GMT

We were proud to welcome Sandra Black; Chief Executive of Renfrewshire Council as a guest speaker of the Adam Smith Business School's Practitioner Seminar Series, who presented to Undergraduate and Postgraduate students. Ms Black discussed the role of the Chief Executive in Renfrewshire Council. 

Event details

Date: Monday 13 February 2017  

Time: 5.00pm - 6.30pm  

Venue: Lecture theatre 206, 2nd floor, Gilbert Scott Building   


Sandra Black was appointed to the post of Chief Executive in December 2014. She has more than 30 years’ experience in local government and joined Renfrewshire Council as Head of Finance in 1998. She was promoted to Director in 2006, and took additional responsibility for corporate services from 2010.   

After three years in consultancy with the Chartered Institute for Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) Sandra led on compulsory competitive tendering, becoming a leading expert in the field. In her time with the council, she has led on budget strategy, major service reform, and a number of key initiatives such as Renfrewshire’s innovative Tackling Poverty Commission.   

Sandra is at the forefront of Renfrewshire’s ambitious regeneration programme, including the £1.13 billion Glasgow City Region City Deal, the culture-led transformation of Paisley and the town’s bid to become UK City of Culture in 2021.   


This event was photographed for promotional purposes, by attending you offered consent.   


Further information 

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