Part of the senior leadership team within Colleges Scotland, the membership body which represents the interests of all the Colleges throughout Scotland. He is responsible for the development of funding and policy approaches, and for negotiations with Scottish Government on behalf of the Colleges.
Prior to joining Colleges Scotland, he was Policy Manager at the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA). In this role he was responsible for lobbying and negotiating with Scottish Government on behalf of all 32 Scottish local authorities in finance and policy areas.
He also regularly met with Scottish Government Ministers and their officials. He has also worked as Operations Director for a group of charities, and worked across a range of public bodies including Scottish Power, Scottish Environment Protection Agency and local government.