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
Scottish Borders Council Tracey Logan
Stirling Council Stewart Carruth
Fife Council Steve Grimmond
Highland Council Steve Barron
Renfrewshire Council Sandra Black
Moray Council Roddy Burns
North Lanarkshire Council Paul Jukes
Falkirk Council Mary Pitcaithly
Angus Council Margo Williamson
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Malcolm Burr
Shetland Islands Council Maggie Sandison
East Renfrewshire Council Lorraine McMillan
South Lanarkshire Council Lindsay Freeland
Midlothian Council Kenneth Lawrie
Perth and Kinross Council Karen Reid
West Dunbartonshire Council Joyce White
Aberdeenshire Council Jim Savege
West Lothian Council Graham Hope
East Dunbartonshire Council Gerry Cornes
Dumfries and Galloway Council Gavin Stevenson
East Ayrshire Council Fiona Lees
North Ayrshire Council Elma Murray
Clackmannanshire Council Elaine McPherson
South Ayrshire Council Eileen Howat
Dundee City Council David Martin
Argyll and Bute Council Cleland Sneddon
Inverclyde Council Aubrey Fawcett
Glasgow City Council Annemarie O'Donnell
Aberdeen City Council Angela Scott
East Lothian Council Angela Leitch
City of Edinburgh Council Andrew Kerr
Orkney Islands Council Alistair Buchan