Frank Ross, the Rt. Hon Lord Provost and Lord Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh sits on the External Relations & Development Committee.
As part of the Capital Coalition, Frank was the Leader of the SNP Group and Depute Leader of the Council. He was responsible for taking forward the Coalition’s pledges and providing political leadership to ensure Edinburgh’s continued prosperity.
In cooperation with his Coalition colleagues, Frank led on the Council’s strategic direction and was a main spokesperson for the Council.
Prior to being elected as Leader of the SNP, Frank held the role of Economy Convener. He is also a Director of Marketing Edinburgh and a Council Representative on the Bio Quarter Advisory Board. These companies assist in delivering economic growth and development across Edinburgh.
Frank has been a key figure in major Scottish businesses, working in the manufacturing/engineering sector of industry, mainly in Scotland, for a range of blue chip companies such as Racal, Chubb, Tomkins and Motherwell Bridge. An accountant to trade (FCMA) Frank worked his way up to operate at the highest managerial level in these organisations.
More recently Frank has operated as a self employed Interim Manager focussing on Company turnarounds. This allowed Frank to become more politically active resulting in his election to the Council in 2012.
On 18 May 2017 Frank was elected Lord Provost and Lord Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh.