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Council Structure

Interim Chief Executive: John W Mundell

"As a council, we touch the lives of everyone living in our community. It’s a big responsibility and one that we’re proud to bear. Our aim, put simply, is to provide high quality services that benefit our people, our communities, our culture, economy and environment."

Interim Chief Executive - John W Mundell

Head of Executive Support - Karen Greaves.

Head of Legal Services - Gavin Mitchell.

Orkney Health and Care – Chief Officer Stephen Brown

Head of Health and Community Care – Lynda Bradford.

Interim Chief Social Work Officer and Head of Social Work – Jim Lyon.

Education, Leisure and Housing - Executive Director James Wylie

Head of Community Learning, Leisure and Housing - Frances Troup.

Head of Education - Peter Diamond.

Head of HR and Performance - Andrew Groundwater.

Environmental, Property and IT Services - Interim Executive Director Hayley Green

Interim Head of Roads, Fleet and Waste Services - Darren Richardson.

Interim Head of Property, IT and Facilities - Vacant.

Finance, Regulatory, Marine and Transportation Services - Interim Executive Director Gareth Waterson

Interim Head of Finance - Vacant

Head of Marine Services, Transportation and Harbour Master – James Buck.

Head of Planning, Development and Regulatory Services - Roddy Mackay.


School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY

Telephone: 01856 873535

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Orkney Islands Council: BOREAS DOMUS MARE AMICUS