Sarah Fortune to replace Jim Lamond

Sarah Fortune, Head of Finance, has been named as preferred candidate for the Executive Director – Council Resources role.

The post is vacant following the retirement of Jim Lamond.

The appointment, which follows an external recruitment campaign, is subject to the usual pre-employment checks and a start date will be confirmed in due course. The appointment follows a meeting of the Chief Officer Appointment Subcommittee.

Sarah will report directly to Chief Executive, Monica Patterson, who said:

“I would like to congratulate Sarah on her appointment as Executive Director for Council Resources.

“As our focus on recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic sharpens, Sarah will work closely with myself, and other members of the Executive and wider Council Management Team, in continuing to oversee delivery of high-quality and efficient services to the communities of East Lothian.

“I wish Sarah every success in her new role and look forward to working with her in the months and years ahead.”

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