Deputy Director, Economic Development Directorate, Scottish Government
Policy Fellow Alumnus, Centre for Science and Policy
Sam is the Head of Economic Policy Unit at the Scottish Government. The unit lead on issues of strategic importance to the economy, focussing particularly on policy interventions tailored to the needs of Scotland’s business base and labour market.
He accumulated over ten years’ experience working within the Government Economic Service before moving into policy design and delivery. At HMRC he was responsible for producing revenue forecasts from indirect taxes to support the Budget process. Prior roles at the Scottish Government have been in the areas of transport, the environment and education.
Sam's professional qualifications include a MA (Hons) Economics from Edinburgh University and a MSc Economic Management and Policy from the University of Strathclyde.