Sally Loudon OBE

Former Chief Executive of Convention of Scottish Local Authorities

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Recently retired former Chief Executive of COSLA (Convention of Scottish Local Authorities), Sally had a particular interest in local government being in its rightful place in the governance of Scotland with a focus on relationships and partnerships.

Previous to that role Sally was Chief Executive of Argyll and Bute and has also held office-bearer positions within SOLACE Scotland, the Electoral Management Board for Scotland and with ALACE (Association of Local Authority Chief Executives), Prosper Scotland, the Improvement Service and The Promise Scotland.

Sally was also the co-chair of the Scottish Leadership Forum, a peer development network for all senior people in Scotland's public services and large voluntary sector organisations.

Sally is a trained and accredited mediator and has recently set up a consultancy business covering relationship management, leadership development and strategic advice.

Sally was awarded an OBE in the New Years Honours List in 2024 for services to local government.