Derry City Council appoints Strategic Director

Stephen Gillespie has been appointed a Strategic Director at Derry City Council.
Stephen Gillespie has been appointed a Strategic Director at Derry City Council.

Derry City Council has appointed a new Strategic Director.

Stephen Gillespie joins Derry City Council having held a senior role at Londonderry Port. He began his career with Desmond and Sons.

Derry City Council’s Town Clerk and Chief Executive Sharon O’Connor welcomed the new appointment to the Council’s senior management team.

“Mr Gillespie brings a valuable commercial and strategic experience to the existing Council team whilst having a good understanding of the public sector through his present role.

“He is joining Derry City Council at a very exciting time for the city and will take a leading role in the implementation and delivery of key strategies in tourism, leisure and cultural development in keeping with the City’s One Plan, the Council’s Corporate Plan and the City of Culture 2013 events programme.

“Stephen will work as part of the Council team in delivering real and positive change for the city and help us bring to fruition a wide range of new and positive changes that will benefit all communities in the Derry City Council area and beyond.”

A qualified Accountant and a graduate of the University of Ulster, Mr Gillespie also holds an Msc in Corporate Leadership and is a Chartered Director. Mr Gillespie, expressing delight at his appointment, said he is looking forward to taking up the position and working with all concerned for the benefit of the city.

It is hoped that Mr. Gillespie will take up the position in early spring.