Pete Leonard

Pete Leonard
Operations Director
01786 477179

Pete joined Keep Scotland Beautiful in October 2017 to take up the role of Operations Director.

Before joining us, Pete was Corporate Director for Communities, Housing and Infrastructure at Aberdeen City Council. He has over twelve years’ experience at a senior level in the authority and he has held responsibilities for education, social work, housing and regeneration and environmental and infrastructure services.

In recent years, he has provided “Place” leadership in terms of community planning and neighbourhood working and in relation to economic development and sustainable development. Pete has been active in the field of Future Cities strategy, particularly in the areas of digital infrastructure, municipal energy and carbon reduction.

Pete is passionate about improving the quality of life in local communities and understands the positive benefits that a quality environment can make to improved life chances. He also recognises the positive role that communities can make in meeting the challenge of climate change by embedding sustainable development goals into everyday activities.

Prior to working in local government, Pete worked for 19 years in the electricity supply industry, initially as a power engineer and finally as Operations Manager for the North East of Scotland.

Pete studied at Worcester Technical College where he attained a BTEC qualification in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. More recently he enrolled on a distance learning course with Aberdeen Business school at Robert Gordon’s University and was awarded an MBA in 2015.

Pete is a member of both the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and Senior Managers (SOLACE) and the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).

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