Deputy Director for Connectivity, Economy and Data in the Digital Directorate
Alan Johnston is Deputy Director for Connectivity, Economy and Data in the Digital Directorate. A graduate in Applied Mathematics, Alan entered the civil service in 1994 after completing a Doctorate in Solar Theory. In Government, Alan has worked in a wide range of roles, most recently in the Learning Directorate overseeing the introduction of Curriculum for Excellence into Scotland’s schools. Before that Alan worked in Public Service Reform, and was Secretary to the Christie Commission on the Future Delivery of Public Services. Away from work Alan is a father of three, a football coach, and chair of the local youth football club.