Trade and investment envoys

Trade envoys are a key part of Scotland’s overseas network. They promote international trade and investment interests and strengthen local market knowledge in the countries and sectors they represent.

The trade envoy network was established in 2017 and is made up of appointees who work in a non-political capacity. They report to the Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise, and  are supported by the Directorate for International Trade and Investment.

There are six trade envoys:

Trade envoy name


Ainsley Mann


John Scott


Martyn O’Reilly


Nicholas Maclean

United Arab Emirates

Simon Lints


Wendy Alexander

Higher education

If you would like to contact a trade envoy or would like further information, please contact