EU Directorate, Director

Martin Johnson



Director of EU Directorate
Scotland House
Rond Point Schuman 6
1040 Brussels 

Martin Johnson was appointed Director of the EU Directorate in April 2021.


The EU Director leads the Scotland House Brussels and is Scotland’s most senior diplomatic position overseas.

Key responsibilities include:

  • advising Ministers on the latest EU developments
  • enhancing Scotland’s reputation in the EU
  • relationships and networks in the EU
  • promoting Scotland’s economic and policy interests and ensuring Scotland House acts as a hub for promoting all aspects of Scotland, including Scottish culture


Martin began his career in the UK civil service in 2001, and has worked for HM Treasury, the Civil Aviation Authority, the Department for Transport and the Department for Exiting the European Union.

Martin joined the Scottish Government in November 2019 as Deputy Director, Brussels, before taking on his current role in April 2021. 

Martin is from Edinburgh and has a degree (MA Hons) in Scottish Historical Studies from Edinburgh University and an MSc in Public Service Management from Birmingham University. Prior to his civil service career, he taught English in Poland and Portugal.

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