Chief executives

The Chief Executive is the head of the Council’s paid staff and its principal adviser on policy matters. The Chief Executive has the responsibility for ensuring the efficient, effective and equitable discharge of Council strategy and responsibilities.  

A chief executives chart can be downloaded here.

Council Chief Executivesort icon
Orkney Islands Council Alistair Buchan
City of Edinburgh Council Andrew Kerr
East Lothian Council Angela Leitch
Aberdeen City Council Angela Scott
Glasgow City Council Annemarie O'Donnell
Inverclyde Council Aubrey Fawcett
Stirling Council Carol Beattie (Interim)
Argyll and Bute Council Cleland Sneddon
North Ayrshire Council Craig Hatton
Dundee City Council David Martin
North Lanarkshire Council Des Murray
Highland Council Donna Manson
Midlothian Council Dr Grace Vickers
South Ayrshire Council Eileen Howat
East Ayrshire Council Fiona Lees
Dumfries and Galloway Council Gavin Stevenson
East Dunbartonshire Council Gerry Cornes
West Lothian Council Graham Hope
Aberdeenshire Council Jim Savege
West Dunbartonshire Council Joyce White
Perth and Kinross Council Karen Reid
Falkirk Council Kenneth Lawrie
South Lanarkshire Council Lindsay Freeland
East Renfrewshire Council Lorraine McMillan
Shetland Islands Council Maggie Sandison
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Malcolm Burr
Angus Council Margo Williamson
Clackmannanshire Council Nikki Bridle
Moray Council Roddy Burns
Renfrewshire Council Sandra Black
Fife Council Steve Grimmond
Scottish Borders Council Tracey Logan