David Wilson

Programme Director, Scottish National Investment Bank

David Wilson

David Wilson has been Programme Director for the Scottish National Investment Bank since July 2018. 


The Programme Director oversees the Scottish National Investment Bank Directorate


David returned to the Scottish Government as Programme Director for the Scottish National Investment Bank in July 2018, after three years as Executive Director of the International Public Policy Institute at the University of Strathclyde. While outside Government, David was Chair of the Safe Deposits Scotland Trust and appointed as a Commissioner on the Scottish Fiscal Commission.

His previous posts within the Scottish Government include:

  • Director of Communications and Ministerial Support
  • Director of Energy
  • Director of Business and Enterprise

David was born in Hamilton, and was brought up in Strathaven. He attended Strathaven Academy and then Larkhall Academy and has lived in Edinburgh since 1981, initially as a student at Edinburgh University. He is married with three grown-up children.