Eileen Howat, Chief Executive, is head of the Council’s paid – or operational – service with overall responsibility for the effective and efficient management of the organisation, working to make sure that our aims and policy objectives are successfully achieved.
The Chief Executive provides corporate leadership, direction and vision at a strategic level and works closely with elected members of the council, its administration and various panels on all matters of governance, policy and regulation.
The Chief Executive leads the corporate leadership team (CLT) and works with executive directors/directors to promote a positive culture, ensure continuous improvement in the delivery of public services and make strong links with partners and the wider South Ayrshire community.
Where necessary, the Chief Executive acts as the lead officer in the event of a major civil emergency and also performs the duties of returning officer during elections.
Tel: 01292 612612