Shetland Islands Council appoints new chief executive

Maggie Sandison

Shetland Islands Council has announced that Maggie Sandison has been appointed as the local authority’s new chief executive.

Maggie has served as director of infrastructure services since October, 2013. She joined Shetland Islands Council in 2004 and held the posts of service manager for environmental health and executive manager for environmental health and trading standards. She has served in local government all her working life.

Council convener Malcolm Bell said he is very much looking forward to working with Maggie: “We had some very strong candidates for this position, but after a lengthy process, Maggie Sandison has been appointed. Our outgoing chief executive Mark Boden left the council in a robust condition after his six years of outstanding service – and I’m looking forward now to the future with Maggie at the helm.”

Maggie will take up her new role immediately.