Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise

Current role holder: Ivan McKee MSP

Ivan McKee  MSP

Ivan McKee was appointed Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise in May 2021.

Responsibilities

Supports the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy

Specific responsibilities are:

  • public sector procurement and property
  • business, industry and manufacturing
  • retail strategy
  • tourism and hospitality
  • life sciences
  • international trade and export policy
  • Scottish Green Ports
  • economy national challenge competition
  • bankruptcy and Accountant in Bankruptcy
  • regional economic forums
  • social entrepreneurship and employee-owned businesses
  • financial services and FinTech

Biography

His career has involved a number of senior roles in manufacturing and business, managing companies in the UK as well as Poland, Finland, Croatia and Bosnia.

Early in his career, Ivan spent two years with VSO in Bangladesh. He is currently a trustee of the charity CEI, which supports education and health projects in Bangladesh.

Ivan has been MSP for Glasgow Provan since May 2016. He was brought up in Glasgow where he studied at the University of Strathclyde. He also studied at the University of Newcastle.

He was previously the Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation.