Alastair MacArthur has been appointed as the Director of Finance and Resources at Renfrewshire Council.

The Council’s former Head of Finance has been Acting Director since November 2021 and leads the Finance and Resources Department, which includes Finance and Business Services; People and Organisational Development; Legal and Democratic Services; Digital, Transformation and Customer Services; Property Services and Internal Audit.

Alastair, originally from the Isle of Lewis, joined Renfrewshire Council in 2007 as Senior Finance Manager and has been Head of Finance since 2015.

Prior to joining the Council, Alastair held a variety of finance roles in the NHS across Strathclyde, Lothian and the Highlands.

Alan Russell, Chief Executive, said: “I am delighted that Alastair MacArthur has been appointed as the Council’s new Director of Finance and Resources and will take up the post with immediate effect. Alastair has been with the Council for almost 15 years and brings a wealth of financial management experience to the post.

“Having spent the last seven years as Head of Finance, before taking up the position of Acting Director of Finance and Resources in November 2021, Alastair is perfectly placed to help us continue with our recovery and ambitious capital investment plans as we look to make Renfrewshire a better place to live, work and learn.”

Alastair MacArthur, Director of Finance and Resources, said: “I am really pleased to take up this role and continue to work with the great team across Finance and Resources. I look forward to working with the corporate management team to support delivery and achievement of the Council’s ambitions as we recover and grow from the impact of the pandemic.”