Meet the board
The board provides vision and direction for partnership working in the city. It meets at least four times a year to focus on joint decision making, work collaboratively to tackle issues associated with inequality, and share resources to meet the needs of local people. It also has oversight of the city’s strategic and local plans.
Each board member is an equal partner. Members are nominated by their organisation based on their authority and ability to fulfil the remit of the board. Members are expected to:
- represent the strategic views of their organisation
- support the vision and aims of the partnership
- contribute to the delivery of the outcomes of the partnership as defined in its strategic and local plans
Read the Edinburgh Partnership board papers.
Councillor Adam McVey
The Leader of the City of Edinburgh Council chairs the Edinburgh Partnership.
Councillor Adam McVey (Scottish National Party) is a ward councillor for Leith Ward.
Ella Simspon is Vice Chair of the Edinburgh Partnership.
Ella is the Chief Executive of Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations’ Council (EVOC) since 2009.
Councillor Robert Aldridge
Councillor Robert Aldridge (Scottish Liberal Democrats) is a ward councillor for Drum Brae/Gyle.
Councillor Susan Rae
Councillor Susan Rae (Scottish Green Party) is a ward councillor for Leith Walk.
Sarah is the chair of the Edinburgh Affordable Housing Partnership.
Lieutenant Colonel Hugo Clark
Colonel Hugo is the Edinburgh Garrison Commander for the Army in Scotland.
Audrey is the principal of Edinburgh College.
Gavin is Deputy Director, Stakeholder Relations for the University of Edinburgh.
Angus is the chair for the Edinburgh Integration Joint Board.
Grant is the Head of Operations, South East Scotland for Skills Development Scotland.
Elaine is the Head of Partnerships for Scottish Enterprise.
Mairi is a member of Governing Council for Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce.
Esther is the interim board chair of NHS Lothian.
Kenny Rogers is a Local Senior Officer for Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.
Chief Superintendent Sean Scott is the Divisional Commander for Edinburgh Division, Police Scotland.
John is the chair of the Edinburgh Association of Community Councils.
Paul is the Chief Officer of Volunteer Edinburgh and represents the Equality and Rights Network (EaRN).
The Edinburgh Partnership also has the following advisory members.
Andrew is the Chief Executive for the City of Edinburgh Council.
Calum is the Chief Executive for NHS Lothian.