Scots auditor general to step down

SCOTTISH AUDITOR GENERAL Robert Black is to step down.

Black told the Scottish parliament that he intends to retire from the role he has held since 2000.

“It has been an enormous privilege and honour to hold the role of auditor general for Scotland for the past 11 years.

“It has been a challenging and hugely rewarding time, covering the early years of devolution, the growth of Scotland’s public sector and, more recently, the onset of fiscal austerity arising from the global financial crisis.”

Black will stay in the post until a successor is appointed – a process likely to take until spring 2012.

He was previously a local authority chief executive for ten years, with Stirling District and then Tayside Regional Council. Black then served as controller of audit and chief executive with the Accounts Commission until his current role.


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