Dr Gary Gillespie was appointed Scottish Government Director and Chief Economist in September 2011. He provides strategic economic advice to Scottish Ministers covering a range of areas including the macro economy, constitution, fiscal analysis, labour market, enterprise policy and economic statistics.
Gary joined the Scottish Government in 2000 from the Fraser of Allander Institute at the University of Strathclyde. He was appointed to the Senior Civil Services in 2006 and has provided economic advice in a range of policy areas over this time including Health, Enterprise and Finance.
Gary was appointed an Honorary Professor at Glasgow Caledonian University in January 2011.