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Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy

Current role holder: Kate Forbes MSP

Kate Forbes  MSP

Kate Forbes was appointed Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy in June 2018.

Responsibilities

Supports the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy & Fair Work.

Specific responsibilities are:

  • Managing the public finances
  • Scottish budget, budgetary monitoring and reporting
  • Fiscal policy and taxation
  • Digital economy & digital public services
  • Public sector pensions

Biography

She is from Dingwall and spent much of her upbringing in Glasgow and India.

She studied History at the Universities of Cambridge and Edinburgh and previously worked as an accountant in the banking industry.

Kate was appointed as MSP for Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch in 2016.