Minister for Trade, Innovation and Public Finance

Current role holder: Ivan McKee MSP

Ivan McKee  MSP

Ivan McKee was appointed Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation in June 2018.


Supports the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture

Specific responsibilities are:

  • Trade and inward investment
  • Innovation and increasing productivity
  • Internationalisation and European Structural Funds
  • Life sciences
  • Low Carbon Economy
  • Financial Services
  • Government procurement
  • Government Statistics
  • Fiscal policy and taxation
  • Public sector pensions
  • Efficient Government
  • Registers of Scotland
  • Revenue Scotland
  • Digital Participation
  • Digital Strategy


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. Brought up in Glasgow, he studied at the University of Strathclyde and the University of Newcastle.