Council statement regarding resignation of Executive Director of Communities and Families

The City of Edinburgh Council today confirmed the resignation of Executive Director of Communities and Families, Alistair Gaw.

Alistair, who led the Communities and Families department since 2016, has decided step down for personal reasons.

The former President of Social Work Scotland enjoyed a long and successful career in public service, spanning over 30 years, with spells in both local and central government.

Council leader Adam McVey said: “Alistair has been a key member of the Council’s Leadership Team for the past four years, and the Council  for nine years, making a huge contribution to our pledge of giving every child in Edinburgh the best start in life. I want to thank Alistair for his dedicated commitment to public service – and to young people across Scotland. I wish him our very best wishes for the future.”

Depute Leader Cammy Day said: “I’ve known Alistair since he joined the Council in 2011 and worked closely with him when I was acting Convener for Education, Children and Families. He’s been responsible for many improvements for our young people across the city and I wish him well for the future.”

Published: October 13th 2020