Ivan McKee was elected as MSP for Glasgow Provan in 2016 and, since June 2018, has been Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation in the Scottish Government. Brought up in Glasgow Ivan 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), Ivan 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.
Ivan returned to Scotland after a successful career abroad in time to come to the fore as a spokesperson on economic issues during the 2014 referendum campaign. He has served as a director of the Common Weal and has sat on the board of the Scottish Independence Convention.