University accolade is the latest award for council chief

Susan Bruce
Susan Bruce

A former chief executive of East Dunbartonshire Council has been named the University of Strathclyde’s alumna of the year.

Dame Susan Bruce held the post from 2004-2008 before moving on to fulfill the same role at Aberdeen Ciry Council and Edinburgh City Council, where she stepped down earlier this year.

The award was made to her during a graduation ceremony at Strathclyde on Friday, November 13.

Dame Susan said: “The University of Strathclyde has been an important part of my life for many years and it is a huge honour to receive this award. I hope this encourages others to embrace continuous learning and to seek challenges in their careers. “

David Wilson, Executive Director of Strathclyde’s International Public Policy Institute, said: “Over her career, Susan has displayed the highest standards of public life and successfully tackled the toughest challenges facing public service leaders.

“She has done so with great vision and by nurturing the organisations she led. Throughout, she has always maintained her commitment to her own personal development to ensure she had the capacity to step up to the challenges which came her way.”