Speaker profile


  • Mr Mike Neilson
    Digital Director
    Scottish Government


Mike Neilson is Digital Director for the Scottish Government with responsibility for developing the Government's Digital Strategy and co-ordinating its implementation - focusing on four key areas to achieve Scotland's digital ambition: public service delivery; the digital economy; digital participation and broadband connectivity.  His previous role was as Director of Marine Scotland.

In Scotland, he has also worked on Public Service reform, housing and regeneration and sponsorship of the Water Industry. Before joining the Scottish Government, Mike worked at the UK Treasury, the UK Permanent Representation to the EU, and the European Commission on a wide range of issues including financial markets, the EU budget and European Transport policy.

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