Maggie Sandison named as new SIC chief executive

Shetland Islands Council has appointed one of its own to the role of chief executive – with Maggie Sandison becoming the authority’s new top official.

Shetland Islands Council chief executive Maggie Sandison.

Mrs Sandison has served as director of infrastructure since October 2013.

She joined Shetland Islands Council in 2004 and held the posts of service manager for environmental health and manager for environmental health and trading standards.

The council says she has served in local government all her working life.

Convener Malcolm Bell said he was very much looking forward to working with Mrs Sandison.

“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.”

Mrs Sandison will begin to take up her new role immediately.


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  • Billy Fox

    • February 28th, 2018 13:38

    Congratulations to Maggie Sandison on this appointment, an excellent decision which is well deserved and will bring long term commitment and stability to the position. The council has a safe pair of hands at the top!

  • Billy Fox

    • March 2nd, 2018 15:06

    I worked closely with Maggie during my five years on the council and that is my opinion – take it or leave it.

  • James J Paton

    • March 3rd, 2018 8:22

    I do hope Billy Fox is right. A very refreshing change to have a woman at the helm. She is however hampered from day one by an ongoing grey haired, and much worse, grey minded and still largely male, set of feckless elected members, preventing progress by maintaining Shetland’s inherently mysogynistic and conservative society, preventing it developing into a sustainable, greener economic community.


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