The United Counties of Leeds Grenville has a new CAO.

Raymond Callery will begin his job on July 5th, and formerly served the town of Greater Napanee for 24 years as their CAO. Callery holds an economics degree from Trent University and is a Certified Municipal Officer.

Callery replaces Andy Brown who retires on June 30th. Brown has been CAO for 9 years in the United Counties, with previous stints with the Town of Prescott, North Grenville and South Dundass across his 33-year career.

The County says that the search for the new CAO began in December, and was conducted by the company Waterhouse Executive Search.