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Chief Executive

Paul Manning

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

Paul Manning, pictured above, was appointed to the post of Chief Executive after a selection process that concluded on 30 October 2023. Mr Manning was previously the Executive Director (Finance and Corporate Resources) and Depute Chief Executive at South Lanarkshire. Mr Manning has worked at South Lanarkshire Council since its inception in 1996.

The pay band for the Chief Executive post is currently £180,678 - £189,876. Pay rates for Scottish Local Government Chief Officials are negotiated and agreed nationally through the Scottish Joint Negotiating Committee for Local Authorities Services (SJNC).

The Chief Executive is based at Council Headquarters.