Dermot Rhatigan leads the Industrial Transformation and Office for the Chief Scientific Adviser Division at the Scottish Government. He is a Senior Policy Adviser with responsibilities for manufacturing and non-energy industrial sectors, including coordination of New Market Clusters related activity in Scotland, Supply Chain Development Programme and emerging industrial sectors in which the Scottish Government has invested.  His prior experience includes policy work relating to energy markets, public procurement of PPE during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Scottish Government’s Economic Strategy, public service reform – both in Scotland and New Zealand – and a spell as Private Secretary to the First Minister.  His professional background is economics and before joining the Scottish Government he held economists posts at two Whitehall Departments – the Office for National Statistics and HM Treasury – where he worked on UK macroeconomic issues.

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