Former Skyscanner executive Mark Logan has been appointed as Scotland’s first-ever chief entrepreneur.
The role was created as one of the key commitments in Scotland’s national strategy for economic transformation, published in March, and will seek to ensure entrepreneurship is embedded in the Scottish economy while strengthening partnerships between industry and investors.
Mr Logan, who previously won plaudits for his recommendations on how to strengthen the Scottish tech ecosystem, is expected to be in post for an initial term of two years. He will act as a senior advisor to the Start-up Nation Programme, which was established to deliver the NSET recommendations on entrepreneurship and the remaining recommendations of the Scottish Tech Ecosystem Review.
The chief entrepreneur, who will advise ministers on an entrepreneurial first approach within the public, will also support the work of the forthcoming Stewart Review of women in enterprise.
Mr Logan, a former chief operating officer of flight comparison site Skyscanner, was appointed “following consideration of the evidence on a list of acclaimed professionals with a proven entrepreneurial background”.