Maree Todd grew up in the West Highlands, attending Ullapool High School and then studying pharmacy and prescribing at Robert Gordon’s and Strathclyde, as well as taking an ante-natal teaching diploma at the University of Bedfordshire.
A pharmacist by profession, Maree worked in NHS Highland for 20 years, mainly as a mental health pharmacist in a psychiatric hospital. She also contributed to SIGN guidance on perinatal mental health.
Maree was appointed Minister for Childcare and Early Years in November 2017. The post was renamed Minister for Children and Young People in June 2018. She held this post until May 2021 and was then appointed as Minister for Public Health, Women’s Health and Sport.