The Chief Executive, Graham Hope, is Head of Paid Service in the council and is responsible for carrying out the agreed policies of the council and the overall management of council services.
The Chief Executive advises the council, chairs the Corporate Management Team and is the first point of contact with the Scottish Government, regulatory bodies and partner public bodies such as health, police, fire service and courts services. He also has responsibility for emergency planning and for encouraging positive relationships with community groups within West Lothian. He is Returning Officer for elections to the council and the constituencies in West Lothian for the Scottish and Westminster Parliaments.
The Chief Executive Office provides the following services:
- Complaints and Enquiries
- Corporate Code of Governance
- FOI Appeals
- Elections Administration
- Emergency Planning
- Standards Commission Complaints
- Standing Orders
- West Lothian Lord-Lieutenant