Andrew Watson

Andrew Watson


Andrew Watson was appointed as Director for Early Learning and Childcare in November 2022.

He joined the Scottish Government in September 1998. His previous posts include:

  • Director for Budget and Public Spending
  • Interim Director for Sustainable Land Use and Rural Policy
  • Deputy Director for Rural Payments and Inspections
  • Deputy Director for Financial Strategy
  • Head of Finance Policy and Infrastructure Investment
  • PS/Permanent Secretary

Married with two daughters, Andrew was born in Scotland and has lived and worked in Scotland for most of his life. He attended Aberdeen University where he studied Geography and International Relations, and studied Development Management at the Open University.

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