Chief Officers and services

Chief Officers

The table below shows the Chief Executive and Directors of the Council with their areas of responsibility.  You can contact the Chief Executive through Ask The Chief Executive.

Gerry Cornes

Gerry Cornes

Chief Executive

Chief adviser and link between officers and councillors. As Head of Paid Service, provides managerial leadership for officers and is responsible for:

  • Co-ordinating the forward planning of Council services and objectives
  • Securing a corporate approach to the affairs of Council
  • Ensuring Council policies are implemented efficiently, effectively and give best value to Council taxpayers
  • Maintaining Council relationships with other organisations
  • Salary: £135,288

Ann Davie

Ann Davie

Depute Chief Executive - Education, People and Business

Organisational Transformation

  • Corporate Procurement
  • Workforce/HR Service

Finance, Audit and Performance

  • Finance
  • Audit and Risk


  • Early Years and Primary
  • Secondary
  • Skills for life, Learning and Work

Customer and Digital Services

  • Customer and shared services
  • Communication and Engagement
  • ICT

Legal and Democratic Services

  • Legal Services 

- Licensing
- litigation
- contracts

    • Corporate Governance

    - Democratic Services
    - Elected members
    - Elections
    - Committee Services

    Salary £109,344

    Thomas Glen

    Thomas Glen

    Depute Chief Executive - Place, Neighbourhood and Corporate Assets

    Land Planning and Development

    • Land Planning
    • Sustainability
    • Planning Development

    Place and Community Planning

    • Community Protection
      - Environmental Health
      - Trading Standards
    • Place and Business Development

    Roads and Transportation

    • Road Networks
    • Traffic and Transport
    • Technical and engineering

    Neighbourhood Services

    • Greenspace
    • Streetscene
    • Waste
    • Fleet


    • Housing operations
    • Homelessness and prevention
    • Housing Strategy

    Assets and Facilities

    • Property maintenance
    • Estate and facilities
    • Capital programme

    Salary: £109,344

    Caroline Sinclair



    Interim Chief Officer - East Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership

    • Implementation of the Health and Social Care Integration Scheme
    • The provision of Criminal Justice Services
    • The provision of Adult Social Work and Social Care Services
    • The provision of Children's Social Work Services
    • Operational and  fiscal management of these services
    • Reporting to Chief Executives of East Dunbartonshire Council and NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Health Board