Cabinet Secretary for Wellbeing Economy, Net Zero and Energy

Màiri McAllan MSP



Cabinet Secretary for Wellbeing Economy, Net Zero and Energy
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

Màiri McAllan MSP was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary for Wellbeing Economy, Net Zero and Energy in February 2024.


The Cabinet Secretary is responsible for:

Economic Growth Strategy

  • support for business, industry and manufacturing
  • wellbeing economy and inclusive growth
  • National Strategy for Economic Transformation
  • Green Industrial Strategy
  • long-term labour market strategy
  • Enterprise Agencies
  • Scottish National Investment Bank
  • Office of the Chief Economic Adviser
  • Entrepreneurship
  • regional economic partnerships
  • support for economic transformation
  • engagement with UKG on shared prosperity fund, levelling up fund, ESIF
  • oil and gas
  • energy systems

Infrastructure Investment

  • Clyde Mission
  • City and Regional Growth Deals
  • government investments (Prestwick, Fergusons, BiFab)

Net Zero

  • cross government co-ordination of Net Zero policy
  • climate crisis and environmental protection
  • Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)
  • environmental quality
  • sustainable development
  • physical and marine environment
  • flood prevention and coastal erosion
  • drinking water quality and regulator, Scottish Water, private water, hydronation
  • marine planning
  • environmental and climate justice
  • Just Transition Fund
  • Emissions Trading Schemes
  • international climate change
  • Heat and Energy Efficiency Scotland Agency
  • decarbonisation of buildings
  • physical and marine environment

Supporting Ministers


Màiri McAllan is a former corporate lawyer and Special Adviser to the First Minister and was elected to the Scottish Parliament in 2021 to represent the constituency of Clydesdale.

Ms McAllan, while practising law, specialised in energy and natural resources in a large Glasgow firm. She also cofounded the human rights organisation ‘Reblaw Scotland’ during this time.

Ms McAllan was  appointed Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero and Just Transition in March 2023.

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