Sue Kearns

Sue Kearns is Deputy Director of Heat in Buildings Policy and Regulation in the Scottish Government ( SG) , which is responsible for the development of regulation to support the transition of Scotland’s buildings to zero direct emissions heating, with improved energy efficiency.  Sue’s Division also leads on Scottish Government consumer policy – including having worked to establish Consumer Scotland.

Sue’s career has developed within the Scottish Government, where she has held various policy posts including on enterprise education, regional policy, and information technology.  As a previous Head of Telecommunications Policy in SG, she led a major procurement which extended basic broadband coverage to rural and remote areas of Scotland.

Sue has worked in several energy policy roles since 2006, most notably driving development of policy and support on community and local energy where Scotland is now recognised as leading within the UK.

Sue Kearns
Deputy Director, Heat in Buildings
  • Organisation
    Scottish Government