Management structure

Dr Grace Vickers, Chief Executive

Dr Grace Vickers took up the post of Chief Executive on 1 August 2018, having previously held the position of Head of Education and Chief Education Officer with Midlothian Council.

Dr Grace VickersEducated at the University of Edinburgh, Grace holds a PhD from the University of Edinburgh Business School and a B.Mus. She was a secondary school Head Teacher and Quality Improvement Manager with the City of Edinburgh Council.

The Chief Executive is responsible for the effective operation of the council and in ensuring that excellent and efficient services are delivered to the people and communities of Midlothian. 

Grace is responsible for ensuring that corporate aims and objectives are met and is the main point of contact between elected members and officers.


Dr Vickers is supported by 3 directors:

  • Morag Barrow:  Joint Director, Health and Social Care, Chief Officer of Midlothian Integrated Joint Board
  • Kevin Anderson: Executive Director, Place
  • Fiona Robertson: Executive Director, Children, Young People and Partnerships, Chief Education Officer