Interim Chief Executive Appointed to the Crofting Commission

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The Crofting Commission has announced the appointment of Bill Barron as its Interim Chief Executive.

He will be joining the Commission on an interim basis from the 24 October 2016 and will lead the organisation until a permanent appointment is made.

Mr Barron takes on the role following the departure of its previous Chief Executive, Catriona Maclean, to take up a promotion within Scottish Government.

He will be moving from his position as Head of the Scottish Government’s Housing Support & Homelessness Unit.

He has worked within Scottish Government for over 18 years and has a wealth of experience in change management and delivery, policy development and finance.

Talking about the appointment Mr Barron commented: ““I am looking forward to working with everyone at the Crofting Commission and our partners, to ensure that the Commission remains focused on giving a good service to crofters, promoting and protecting the interests of crofting, and providing effective regulation.”