COSLA President

Councillor Alison Evison is the President of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities.

Alison Evison was first elected in 2012, becoming the first Labour Councillor in Aberdeenshire. In 2015 she became Chair of Education, Learning and Leisure and in 2016 Co-Leader of Aberdeenshire Council, in partnership with the SNP. Alison has served on Aberdeenshire's Community Planning Board and on the Aberdeen City Region Joint Board. She was honoured to have been selected by Aberdeenshire’s Looked After Children as one of their champions.

Councillor Evison was elected as the 15th President of COSLA and only the third female President of the organisation in June 2017.

Before becoming a councillor, Alison had worked as a teacher of History, Modern Studies and English for 25 years. She has taught in England and Germany as well as Scotland.