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."


Telephone: 01856873535.

Council Structure

Orkney Islands Council - Structure.

Interim Chief Executive - John W Mundell

Head of Executive Support - Karen Greaves.

Head of Finance - Gareth Waterson.

Orkney Health and Care - Chief Officer Sally Shaw

Head of Health and Community Care - John Trainor.

Head of Children and Families including Criminal Justice and Chief Social Work Officer - Scott Hunter.

Education, Leisure and Housing - Executive Director James Wylie

Head of Education (Curriculum and Community Learning) - Vacant.

Head of Education (Leisure, Culture and Inclusion) - Peter Diamond.

Head of Housing, Homelessness and Schoolcare Accommodation Services - Frances Troup.

Corporate Services - Executive Director Gillian Morrison

Head of HR and Performance - Andrew Groundwater.

Head of Legal Services - Gavin Mitchell.

Head of IT and Facilities - Hayley Green.

Development and Infrastructure - Executive Director Gavin Barr

Head of Marine Services, Engineering and Transportation - Brian Archibald.

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

Head of Infrastructure and Strategic Projects - Darren Richardson.

Strategic Advisor Renewables and Connectivity - Shona Croy.

School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY

Telephone: 01856 873535


Orkney Islands Council: BOREAS DOMUS MARE AMICUS