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Chief Executive

Cleland Sneddon

The Chief Executive is head of the council's paid workforce and the most senior adviser to the Council Leader and members of the council. 

Cleland Sneddon, pictured above, was appointed to the post of Chief Executive after a selection process which concluded on 20 September 2019. Mr Sneddon was previously the Chief Executive of Argyll and Bute. Early in his career he worked at South Lanarkshire Council between 1996 and 2008, following which he had a period at Midlothian Council and was Argyll and Bute’s Executive Director of Community Services.

The pay band for the Chief Executive post is currently £162,258 - £170,518. Pay rates for Scottish Local Government Chief Officials is negotiated and agreed nationally through the Scottish Joint Negotiating Committee for Local Authorities Services (SJNC).

The Chief Executive is based at Council Headquarters.

His direct numbers and email address are listed below.

Phone:  01698 454208
Fax:      01698 454275
Email: pach.exec@southlanarkshire.gov.uk