Public appointment: Member reappointed to the Scottish Enterprise Board

Public appointments news release

The Cabinet Secretary for Wellbeing Economy, Fair Work and Energy, Neil Gray MSP, today announced the reappointment of Peter McKellar as a Member of the Board of Scottish Enterprise.


Peter McKellar was previously Global Head of Private Markets at Standard Life Aberdeen.  During his career he advised clients and boards on strategy, corporate actions and private markets.


The reappointment runs from 15 February 2024 until 31 July 2024.

The reappointment is regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.

Remuneration and time commitment

The reappointment attracts remuneration of £450.92 per day for a time commitment of 30 days per year (pro rata).

Other ministerial appointments

Peter McKellar does not hold any other public appointments.

Political activity

All appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process.  However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for appointees’ political activity within the last five years (if there is any to be declared) to be made public.

Peter McKellar has had no political activity within the last five years.


Scottish Enterprise (SE) is Scotland’s national economic development agency and has statutory powers to promote and assist economic development, enterprise and international competitiveness and to advise Scottish Ministers on all related matters.  SE has its headquarters in Glasgow and is responsible in 2023-24 for an annual budget allocation of approximately £264 million together with additional business income from its investments and property assets.

SE has been supporting Scotland’s businesses to grow the economy for over 30 years.  In that time much has been achieved - they’ve helped secure significant levels of investment to Scotland, built world-class facilities and shaped new market opportunities, supported entrepreneurs and businesses to grow and expand into international markets and encouraged more companies to invest in their most important asset – their people.

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