Dr Stephen Moir

Executive Director of Resources
City of Edinburgh Council



As the City of Edinburgh Council’s executive director of resources, Stephen is responsible for the strategic leadership of the council’s diverse corporate and customer services portfolio covering a direct budget of £161 million and 2,800 people.

This encompasses human resources and organisation development, corporate finance, service finance, treasury management, commercial and procurement, digital services, legal, audit and risk, health and safety, strategic asset management, capital programme team, commercial property portfolio, facilities management (sustainability, cleaning, catering and security), customer contact, council tax and business rates collection, welfare reform and benefits administration and council-wide business and administrative support services. In addition, Stephen is the chairman of LPFE Ltd, one of the key governing bodies for the £8 billion Lothian Pension Fund, for which the council is the administering authority.

In his last role before joining Edinburgh, Stephen was the chief people officer for NHS England and head of profession for HR in the NHS, the fifth largest employer in the world. Before NHS England, Stephen was the deputy chief executive of the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust and has worked as an executive director for more than 15 years.

An HR professional by background, Stephen has worked in a range of roles within and beyond HR in the NHS, local government and the police service at local, regional and national levels. Stephen has also held a range of non-executive roles, including serving for six years as a board member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). He has also been a non-executive director on the boards of the national improvement agencies for both local government and the police service in England. Stephen is also the current vice-chair of the University Court at Edinburgh Napier University, where he is also a member of both the remuneration and finance and property committees.

Twitter: @SSMoir

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