01 November 2021

A new Chief Internal Auditor has been appointed for Aberdeenshire Council

Following a rigorous external recruitment process, Jamie Dale will begin in post from 6 January 2022 as Aberdeenshire Council's Chief Internal Auditor.

Jamie is currently the Head of Geographic and Cross-Government Assurance for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). 

Previously he held posts of Head of Cabinet and Senior Internal Auditor within the FCDO. Jamie has also held a Senior Associate position with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

Speaking just as the appointment was confirmed, he said: “I am very excited to be appointed Chief Internal Auditor for the Council. I have worked extensively with various councils during my time at PwC and have always found them to be one of the most interesting parts of the Public Sector, with their own operating environments and unique challenges. I look forward to getting involved with this, and working with everyone across Aberdeenshire in the new year”.

Ritchie Johnston is Director of Business Services. He said: “Jamie will be a huge asset to Aberdeenshire Council, and I know will bring a wealth of experience to this post, allowing us to take important learnings from national government and private sector structures into our day-to-day operations. He will complement what is already a strong team. I am grateful to Colin Harvey for his support in leading the team in the meantime, and look forward to working with Jamie in 2022 and beyond.”

Colin will continue to lead the team until Jamie starts in post in the New Year.