Minister for Energy, Just Transition and Fair Work

Gillian Martin MSP

Contact

Address

Minister for Energy, Just Transition and Fair Work
Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

 

Gillian Martin was appointed as Minister for Energy, Just Transition and Fair Work in February 2024. 

Responsibilities

Supports the Cabinet Secretary for Wellbeing Economy, Net Zero and Energy

Specific responsibilities are:

Energy

  • energy policy and strategy
  • energy consents
  • hydrogen
  • carbon capture utilisation and storage
  • industrial decarbonisation
  • offshore wind, wave and tidal
  • fuel poverty

Just Transtion

  • Just Transition planning, delivery, and monitoring including Just Transition Commission
  • Green Growth Accelerator

Fair Work

  • living wage and living hours
  • employability programmes
  • effective worker voice, incl. trade unions
  • workplace employment and equalities incl. gender, disability and race employment, addressing the pay gap
  • four-day working week
  • PACE

Supports the Cabinet Secretary for Wellbeing Economy, Net Zero and Energy.

Biography

Gillian Martin grew up in Newburgh, Aberdeenshire. Prior to her role as an MSP, she lectured in Television Production at North East Scotland College and ran her own video production company. She also designed safety courses for the energy industry and was the manager of an emergency media response team for companies operating in the North Sea for 10 years.

Ms Martin was elected as a Member of the Scottish Parliament to represent Aberdeenshire East in 2016. She was appointed as Minister for Energy and the Environment in March 2023.

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