Iain McTaggart is the General Manager for the Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI), an independent organisation funded by a broad range of members and operating to influence and strengthen Scotland’s economic prosperity through public policy activity, economic research, education-business links, international business services and a wide array of networking events.
Iain’s current role as General Manager of SCDI encompasses business strategy, human resources, property and finance, key events programmes and external relations.
Prior to joining SCDI in 1989, Iain worked with the Department of Trade and Industry and the Design Council in London. He is experienced in promoting Scottish trade and business links on an international level and has had responsibility for SCDI’s international business programmes.
Iain has personally managed more than forty trade mission projects to markets across Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia, Australasia and South Africa.
Iain is also a member of the China-Britain Business Council Steering Group in Scotland and a member of the Globalscot initiative which seeks to develop and expand Scotland’s position within the global business community.