Alison Irvine is Interim Chief Executive of Transport Scotland. She has held various policy and delivery posts across the Scottish Government, latterly leading the Cabinet, Parliament and Governance Division in Scottish Government covering all legislation and parliament business, the running of Cabinet as well as Protocol and Honours.
Having first joined Transport Scotland in 2008, Alison was Director of Transport Strategy and Analysis and was responsible for the development of the new National Transport Strategy, the transport aspects of the Climate Change Plan and setting the investment priorities for transport across Scotland through the second Strategic Transport Projects Review. Her remit also included responsibility for supporting ministers through the transport response to Covid19, EU Exit, as well as the development of business cases and post opening evaluation for Scottish Minister’s trunk road and rail investment programmes.
Prior to joining Transport Scotland, Alison spent eighteen years working in the consultancy sector as a transport planner. She is a graduate from the University of Strathclyde and a Chartered Civil Engineer.