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Angus chief executive announces retirement

David Sawers
Image caption David Sawers has worked in local government since 1974

The chief executive Of Angus Council has announced his retirement after 15 years working for the authority.

David Sawers, 60, has held the post since 2005. He will step down in February 2011.

Mr Sawers began working in local government in 1974 and joined Angus District Council in 1980 as assistant director of finance.

Council leader Bob Myles said Mr Sawers was a "highly respected" chief executive and committed to his job.

Mr Myles added: "It will be difficult to find someone with the same level of experience and expertise to deal with the undoubted challenging financial times ahead."

Mr Sawers, who was educated at Harris Academy in Dundee and Dundee College of Commerce, was Angus Council's first director of finance when he was appointed in 1995.

He said: "I have been very fortunate in my career to have worked with so many capable people within the council and I am sure that these people will ensure the council will continue to go from strength to strength."

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