Jenny Laing is the Leader of Aberdeen City Council.
She was elected to Aberdeen City Council in 2007, became the Convener of the Education, Culture and Sport Committee in 2012 and the Council Leader in May 2014. She is the Chair of Aberdeen City Region Deal Joint Committee, an appointed Director on One North East Opportunity Board, an Aberdeen Inspired Board member and Convener of the Scottish Local Government Partnership.
Jenny was born in Aberdeen, is married and has a grown up son. She graduated from Aberdeen University with an honours degree in Economic History.
Jenny spent 25 years as Customs Officer with HM Customs and Excise; at Aberdeen Airport and Dundee Port; and throughout the North East as a VAT Inspector and Compliance Officer; latterly Jenny was a Business Education Support Officer throughout Scotland with HM Revenue and Customs.