The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Thursday, 5 June 2014

South Ayrshire Council appoints new Head of Legal and Democratic Services

Ralph Riddiough, currently a partner with law firm BTO in Glasgow, has been appointed as South Ayrshire Council’s new Head of Legal and Democratic Services and will be taking up the position in July 2014.


Ralph (pictured above) – who lives in Ayr and is a former Kyle Academy pupil – brings extensive legal experience and a strong background in corporate law to the post and will be a positive addition to the Council’s Corporate Management Team (CMT).

He said: “I’m delighted to be joining the Council from private legal practice at a challenging and exciting time. 

“As a local resident, I care deeply about South Ayrshire and what happens in the local area and wanted to make my mark in a meaningful way.

“This is an ideal opportunity for me to get my teeth into a very interesting and diverse range of work, all aimed at benefiting local residents - and that’s what really sold the job to me in the first instance.”

Welcoming Ralph to the Council and the CMT, Valerie Andrews, Executive Director of Resources, Governance and Organisation said: “Ralph’s broad experience of corporate legal practice and his people management skills are a superb addition to our team.

“He will play a big part in our improvement work and his blend of knowledge and skill will make an immediate impact and a positive contribution to this programme.”

Ralph is married and has three sons. He is a talented trombonist and plays in the Dalmellington Brass Band.

South Ayrshire Council is a Founder Member of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.


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