New look to Aberdeenshire Council committees

Ellon councillor Gillian Owen remains chair of the Scrutiny and  Audit Committee.
Ellon councillor Gillian Owen remains chair of the Scrutiny and Audit Committee.

The administrative restructuring at Aberdeenshire Council following Monday’s special meeting has led to the reorganisation of various committees.

Former council leader and Mid-Formartine Councillor Jim Gifford lost his position as chairman of the influential policy and resources committee.

Councillor Peter Argyle was also replaced as chairman of the infrastructure services committee, a post he had held for the last seven years.

The new structure is:

Policy and Resources Committee: chair Councillor Martin Kitts-Hayes; vice-chair Councillor Richard Thomson.

Education, Learning and Leisure Committee: chair Councillor Alison Evison; vice-chair Councillor Charles Buchan.

Infrastructure Services Committee: chair Councillor David Aitchison; vice-chair Councillor Stephen Smith.

Social Work and Housing Committee: chair Councillor Anne Allan; vice-chair Councillor Raymond Christie.

Scrutiny and Audit Committee: chair Councillor Gillian Owen; vice-chair Councillor Ross Cassie.

There were no changes to area committee chairs or vice chairs.