Director, Digital Directorate
The Scottish Government
Colin Cook is Digital Director, Scottish Government. In that role he is responsible for the Scottish Government’s Shared IT service, data policy, the development of digital public services and the roll out of broadband and mobile connectivity.
Colin started his working life in the packaging industry before joining Royal Mail where he eventually became Marketing Director of the company’s £4 billion core letters business. Other roles have included Marketing Director, British Army Recruitment, Head of Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretariat and a Senior Civil Servant leading change programmes across NHS Scotland.
Outside of Scottish Government, Colin’s experience includes spells as Marketing Director for the British Army and both Marketing Director and Service Specification Director for the Royal Mail’s core Letters Business.