Ivan McKee was elected MSP for Glasgow Provan in May 2016 and was appointed Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation in the Scottish Government in June 2018. Brought up in Glasgow Mr. McKee obtained a BSc.BEng in Manufacturing Sciences and Engineering from Strathclyde University and an MBA from Newcastle University.
After spending 2 years in Bangladesh with Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) Mr. McKee worked for a number of large and start-up manufacturing companies. In 2005 he started his own international manufacturing consultancy business and from 2009 to 2015 invested in, and led turnarounds of, several manufacturing businesses.
His career has included periods living and working in a number of countries including Poland, Croatia, Finland, Norway, Bosnia and Estonia as well as Scotland and England.