Minister for Europe and International Development

Current role holder: Jenny Gilruth MSP

Jenny Gilruth MSP

Jenny Gilruth MSP was nominated as the Minister for Europe and International Development in February 2020. 

Responsibilities

Supports the Cabinet Secretary for Constitution, Europe & External Affairs.

Specific responsibilities are:

  • International development
  • Post-Brexit relations
  • Cross government co-ordination on the European Union
  • Fair Trade
  • Scottish diaspora

Biography

Brought up and educated in Fife, Jenny Gilruth is a graduate of Glasgow University, where she studied Politics and Sociology, and of Strathclyde University where she studied for her Postgraduate in Secondary Education (Modern Studies).

Prior to being elected in 2016, Jenny worked for over a decade in education, most recently as a Head of Department in a Fife secondary school.

Prior to that, Jenny worked at Education Scotland as NQ lead for Modern Studies, supporting the development of the new qualifications and also as a Modern Studies Teacher.

Ms Gilruth was elected to represent the Mid Fife and Glenrothes Constituency at the 2016 election, and was nominated as Minister for Europe and International Development in February 2020.