20 January 2017

  |  CBI Scotland

Update

CBI Scotland welcomes new policy team

The CBI Scotland policy team is back up to full strength with Katie Dash stepping in as maternity cover for assistant director for policy Mari Tunby and Gregor Scotland joining as the new senior policy executive leading on Scottish devolved matters.  

CBI Scotland welcomes new policy team

Katie will lead CBI Scotland’s public affairs work and also particularly focus on UK-wide issues related to Scottish business, including tax and fiscal matters and the impact of the EU referendum. Gregor will focus on devolved Scottish parliamentary issues impacting businesses operating in Scotland, particularly around skills and infrastructure.

Joining the Scotland team this week, Katie is not new to the CBI as she joined in 2013 in London, initially leading the CBI’s policy work on pensions, pay and international employment policy before moving onto the CBI’s political affairs team.

Katie has a background in public policy research, having previously worked for the Institute for Government, the Scottish Government’s Agriculture, Food & Rural Communities Directorate, and Demos.

Katie holds a MSc in Political Science and Political Economy from the London School of Economics, and a MA (Hons) in Politics and Economics from the University of Edinburgh.

Gregor joined CBI Scotland in November 2016 as a senior policy executive. He previously worked across a number of policy areas in his role as a research and communications officer for a Member of the Scottish Parliament and prior to that he held a public affairs role at an Edinburgh-based consultancy.

Gregor has a law degree from the University of Aberdeen.

Please feel free to get in touch with Katie and Gregor who will be taking forward some great work in 2017 focusing on productivity and regional growth in Scotland – in addition to the range of other issues we have worked on with CBI members over the last year.

Katie Dash - Assistant director policy, CBI Scotland katie.dash@cbi.org.uk 

Gregor Scotland - Senior Policy Executive, CBI Scotland gregor.scotland@cbi.org.uk