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Special advisers: February 2020

Published: 17 Feb 2020

List of special advisers who provide advice across all portfolio areas in the Scottish Government.

17 Feb 2020
Special advisers: February 2020
Name Role
Liz Lloyd Chief of Staff to the First Minister First Minister's Strategic Programme in Government including Inter-governmental relations, Co-ordination of the Special Adviser team
Stuart Nicolson Head of Communications Senior Political Spokesperson for the First Minister, Strategic communications
Colin McAllister Head of Policy Programme for Government, First Minister's Questions, Senior Special Adviser to the Deputy First Minister, Education
Ewan Crawford Senior Special Adviser Europe and Constitutional issues, Government Strategy
Ross Ingebrigtsen Deputy Political Spokesperson for the First Minister Strategic communications planning, First Minister's Questions
Katy Bowman Special Adviser Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, Policy support to the Chief of Staff, Support for the First Minister and the First Minister's Private Office, Outreach and stakeholder engagement
Jeanette Campbell Special Adviser Communities, Social Security, and Equalities (apart from Local Government & Planning)
Kate Higgins Special Adviser Rural Economy and Connectivity
Davie Hutchison Special Adviser Health and Sport, Broadcasting, First Minister Questions
John McFarlane Special Adviser Justice, Transport, Parliamentary Business and Parliamentary liaison
Stewart Maxwell Special Adviser Business, the Economy, Skills and Fair Work, Business and Economy outreach
John MacInnes Special Adviser Political Research, Support for First Minister's Questions and parliamentary debates, Support to Communications and Policy Special Advisers
Callum McCaig Special Adviser Finance, Local Government, Planning & Energy
Màiri McAllan   Special Adviser Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform
Leanne Dobson On maternity leave