Director General, Innovation and Enterprise, and Chief Executive, Better Regulation Executive
Philip Rycroft has been Director General, Innovation and Enterprise, since June 2009. Previously he was at the Scottish Government where he had been Director General, Education, since May 2007 and was a member of the Strategic Board of the Scottish Government.
From May 2006, Philip was Head of the Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning Department in the Scottish Executive, and from June 2002 Head of Schools Group in the Scottish Executive Education Department.
As well as his work in government in Scotland, Philip spent two years in the Cabinet of Sir Leon Brittan in the European Commission, working on international trade issues, and nearly two years working as public affairs manager for Scottish & Newcastle plc.