Ainslie McLaughlin has been Director of Scottish Procurement and Commercial since March 2015.
The Director of Scottish Procurement and Commercial is responsible for providing a range of commercial, property and project management services to the public sector.
Prior to this, Ainslie was Director of Major Transport Infrastructure Projects at Transport Scotland.
Having studied civil engineering at university, Ainslie went into the construction industry, focusing on roads and transport. He then worked in local government before joining the Scottish Office for Transport in the late eighties. There he became a senior engineer and then chief engineer, responsible for motorway and trunk road programmes.