The Council's most senior official is the Chief Executive, Angela Leitch.

There are two depute Chief Executives who each head up a department.

  • Alex McCrorie, Depute Chief Executive – Resources and People Services
  • Monica Patterson, Depute Chief Executive – Partnerships and Community Services

Heads of Service reporting to Alex McCrorie:

  • Jim Lamond, Head of Council Resources

  • Fiona Robertson, Head of Education  

Heads of Service reporting to Monica Patterson:

  • Douglas Proudfoot, Head of Development

  • Sharon Saunders, Head of Communities and Partnerships

  • Tom Shearer, Head of Infrastructure

East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership

  • David Small, Director of East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership (NHS)

  • Alison MacDonald, Head of Access and Older People Services (NHS)

  • Judith Tait, Acting Head of Children and Adult Services