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Jim Savege named new Aberdeenshire Council chief executive

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Image caption Jim Savege is set to start in February

The new chief executive of Aberdeenshire Council has been named.

Jim Savege - currently corporate director for environment and community services at Cumbria County Council - is to replace Colin Mackenzie.

Mr Mackenzie, who was appointed in 2008, announced in September he would be retiring.

Mr Savege said: "I am humbled. I bring absolute passion and commitment in the delivery of services for the communities of Aberdeenshire."

He is expected to take on the role in February.

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