Councillor Jenny Laing
Co-Leader, Aberdeen City Council, United Kingdom
Jenny Laing is a Co-Leader of Aberdeen City Council.
She was elected to Aberdeen City Council in 2007 and became the Council Leader in May 2014 and Co-Leader in 2017. Jenny is the Chair of Aberdeen City Region Deal Joint Committee, Chair of Community Planning Aberdeen and Chair of Net Zero Vision – City Leadership Board. Jenny is also a member of VisitAberdeenshire Board and Aberdeen Inspired Board and was named the Scottish Local Politician of the Year 2017.
Jenny was born in Aberdeen, is married and has a grown-up son. She graduated from Aberdeen University with an honour’s 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.