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Council departments

Corporate Management Team

The Corporate Management Team (CMT) members support the Chief Executive in the overall management of the council and provide direct management of the four departments they are each responsible for.

Corporate Management Team members and the services they represent
Position (title)NameDepartment/Office
Chief ExecutiveLorraine McMillanChief Executive's Office
Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Corporate and Community ServicesCaroline InnesCorporate and Community Services
Chief Officer of East Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership Integration Joint BoardJulie MurrayAbout the Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP)
Director of EducationMhairi ShawEducation
Director of EnvironmentAndrew CahillEnvironment
Chief Financial OfficerMargaret McCrossanAccountancy

All CMT members have politically restricted posts. This means they are not allowed to participate in any party political activity. All council staff are expected to advise and assist all councillors irrespective of their political affiliation.

Details on the financial packages members of the Corporate Management Team receive are publicly available (updated annually in June):

The Chief Executive and CMT work closely with councillors to deliver the following:

  • Leadership:
    Working with elected members to ensure strong and visible leadership and direction, encouraging and enabling managers to motivate and inspire their teams.
  • Strategic direction:
    Ensuring all staff understand and adhere to the strategic aims of the organisation and follow the direction set by the elected members.
  • Policy advice:
    Acting as the principal policy advisers to the elected members of the council to lead the development of workable strategies which will deliver the political objectives set by the councillors.
  • Partnerships:
    Leading and developing strong partnerships across the local community to achieve improved outcomes and better public services for local people.
  • Operational management:
    Overseeing financial and performance management, risk management, people management and change management within the council.

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