Kilkenny County Council appoints Mr. Laurence Power as Chief Executive

Following a Special Meeting of the Elected Members of Kilkenny County Council, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Laurence Power as the new Chief Executive of Kilkenny County Council. This decision comes after careful consideration and acceptance of the recommendation provided by the Public Appointments Service.

Mr. Power brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise in the realm of Local Government, having served as the Chief Executive of Leitrim County Council for the last five years. Prior to his tenure in Leitrim, he made significant contributions while working with Waterford City and County Council, amassing an impressive 22 years of experience in the field.

“We are delighted to welcome Mr. Laurence Power as our new Chief Executive,” said Cathaoirleach of Kilkenny County Council, Cllr. Michael Doyle, “his extensive knowledge and experience in Local Government make him eminently qualified for this significant position. Mr. Power’s appointment marks an exciting chapter in the Council’s journey as we work towards building a better future for the people of Kilkenny.”

The recruitment process to identify the most qualified candidate for the role of Chief Executive has been conducted over the past few months by the Public Appointments Service.

“We extend our gratitude to the Public Appointments Service for their invaluable contribution in selecting a candidate for this important role,” said Mr. Tim Butler, Director of Services.

The Elected Members and Staff of Kilkenny County Council would also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the exceptional work, commitment and dedication of Mr. Sean McKeown, who has served as the Interim Chief Executive.

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