Director of Taxation

Current role holder: Lucy O’Carroll

Lucy O’Carroll

Lucy O'Carroll joined the Scottish Government as Director of Taxation in January 2019. 

Responsibilities

Oversees the Directorate of Taxation. The Director is also a member of the following groups:

  • Exchequer Board
  • EU Exit No Deal Planning Board
  • Economy Steering Group
  • Social Contract Project Board

Biography

Before joining the Scottish Government, Lucy O'Carroll held a number of roles in the private sector, Bank of England and academia over a 25-year period:

  • Chief Economist, Aberdeen Standard Investments
  • Head of International Economics, RBS, HBOS and Lloyds Banking Group
  • Senior Economist at the Bank of England, working with the Monetary Policy Committee
  • Lecturer in European and Environmental Economics at the University of Manchester.

She was born in Northern Ireland, brought up in Edinburgh and attended the University of Manchester, from where she has a PhD in Economics.