Lorna Slater MSP was appointed as Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity in August 2021.
- Green Industrial Strategy
- green skills
- circular economy
- Zero Waste Scotland
- nature recovery targets
- national parks and natural heritage
- plant health
- and serving as a member of Cabinet Sub-Committee on Climate Emergency
Lorna Slater was born, raised and educated in Canada. She moved to Scotland in 2000 after earning a master's degree in Engineering from the University of British Columbia.
Prior to being elected in 2021, Lorna worked as an engineer, and then a project manager in the renewables sector. During this time, she worked on the Orbital O2 project, the world's biggest floating tidal turbine.
Lorna has been a Member of the Scottish Parliament for Lothian since May 2021. She was elected as a co-leader of the Scottish Green Party in August 2019.