An Evening with…. Paul Wheelhouse MSP

01 March, 2018


Unfortunately, due to a change in Parliamentary Business, the Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy is no longer able to speak at this event.  This leaves us with no alternative but to cancel at this time.

SUT+ are pleased to welcome the Scottish Minister for Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, Paul Wheelhouse, to speak at the next in our series of  “An Evening with…” presentations.
The aim of these events is to provide a platform for young professionals to learn from industry experts by providing informal “off the record” talks with industry leaders. These will be focused on personal professional development and current challenges the industry faces. Paul will be speaking about:

  • The decisions and events that guided his career.

  • Views on the recent downturn and on recovery.

  • Government policy and how this will shape the future of Aberdeen and the North Sea.

  • The challenges that the subsea industry faces in years to come.

  • Tips and advice for young professionals.

  • Q&A.

We hope that you can join us for this exciting event.

About Paul
Born in Belfast, Paul was raised in Edinburgh, attending Stewart’s Melville College. He has an honours degree in Economics from the University of Aberdeen and an MBA from University of Edinburgh. He has lived in Berwickshire since 2000‬.

‪Paul is a professional economist and, since 1992, had specialised in higher and further education markets, policy evaluation and economic appraisal and impact assessment of capital projects.‬

Between May 2011 and September 2012 Paul served on the Scottish Parliament’s Finance Committee, and the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee. And was the Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Cabinet Secretary for Parliamentary Business and Government Strategy of the Scottish Government. Previously, between May 2011 and Feb 2012, Paul served as Parliamentary Liaison Officer for the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Environment and the Minister for Climate Change.‬

Prior to taking his Ministerial position Paul was a member of cross-party groups on Epilepsy, Rural Policy, Armed forces Veterans, Funerals and Bereavement, Boating and Marine Tourism and deputy convener of Sport.