Director of Offshore Wind

Michelle Quinn



Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

Michelle Quinn was appointed Director of Offshore Wind in April 2023.


The Director of Offshore Wind oversees the Offshore Wind Directorate, which is responsible for the development of offshore renewables policy.


Michelle has held various policy and delivery posts across the Scottish Government. While working at Transport Scotland, she held the post of Director of Major Projects and was responsible for the design, development, promotion and construction of the motorway and trunk road programme. More recently, Michelle has held the posts of Principal Private Secretary to the First Minister and interim Chief Executive at Transport Scotland.

Michelle is a graduate of Queens University Belfast, a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and has completed the Major Projects Leadership Academy at Oxford University‚Äôs Business School.

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