Peter Macleod was appointed as the first Director of Children’s Services for Renfrewshire Council in January 2015 bringing together the council’s education and children’s social work and criminal justice services. He was appointed Director of Social Work for Renfrewshire in September 2007, following a varied career within social work. Peter Macleod was President of the Association of Directors of Social Work in 2012-2013. He was appointed chairperson of the Institute of Research and Innovation in Social Services in 2014 and has co-chaired national groups in relation to health and care integration on outcomes and commissioning.

In addition to this, Peter Macloed sits on the boards of Technology Enabled Care, Macmillan Cancer Support’s TCAT programme and the national Realigning Children’s Services board. He is also a member of ADES and Social Work Scotland and has served on the board of the Digital Health and Care Institute and is a trustee of the charity “I Am Me’.