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Scottish accounts committee appoints first woman chair

Carolyn Williamson, a director of corporate services at Inverclyde Council, has become the first female chair of the Scottish Local Authority Accounts Advisory Committee.

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Williamson was previously finance director at Inverclyde as well as vice-charman of the LASAAAC.

In her new role she will have to ensure that local authority accounts are recognised as both important and valuable and comes as LASAAC published its first-ever annual report, which details plans to improve the clarity of financial reporting by local authorities.

Her term runs for two years and her deputy will be Grant Macrae, a KPMG director.

On her appointment, Williamson said: ‘Despite the enormity of the project, LASAAC’s work on improving published accounts over the last 2 years just scratched the surface of accountability.’

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