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.
Our current Chief Executive is Lindsay Freeland who was appointed to the post of Chief Executive of South Lanarkshire Council in November 2011.
Lindsay's responsibilities include being the head of the council's paid workforce and the most senior adviser to the Council Leader and members of the council. The chief executive leads the Corporate Management Team which includes the directors of each of the council's resources (departments).
Prior to his appointment he was was executive director of Housing and Technical Resources for 18 months where his responsibilities covered a huge range of projects, services and responsibilities, from homelessness and the new housing allocation policy to the £850million programme to rebuild or modernise every one of South Lanarkshire's primary schools.
He previously served as Head of Area Services for five years, with his wide remit having included the flagship HomeHappening kitchen and bathroom replacement programme.
Lindsay joined South Lanarkshire Council in 1995, having previously served as deputy director of housing with Cunninghame District Council.
The pay band for the Chief Executive post is currently £156,755 - £164,775. 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 the Council Headquarters.
His direct numbers and email address are listed below.
Phone: 01698 454208
Fax: 01698 454275