Sally Loudon

Chief Executive of COSLA

Sally Loudon was appointed Chief Executive of COSLA in January 2016. She took up the COSLA job having been Chief Executive at Argyll and Bute Council since September 2008. Sally has also held key office-bearer positions within both the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives Scotland (SOLACE), the Electoral Management Board for Scotland and with the Association of Local Authority Chief Executives (ALACE). Sally has over 20 years’ local government experience, having worked in a range of senior roles in a number of local authorities including East Lothian and Midlothian Councils.


Sally has a particular interest and a real desire in getting local government back to its rightful place in the governance of Scotland. She is also very much a champion of the role councils can play in terms of community leadership.