Graeme Dickson graduated in Geology from the University of Edinburgh and began his career as an oil industry geophysicist. 

 

He moved to work in HM Treasury and then to the Scottish Government where he was a senior civil sergeancy for 20 years.  His last role was a Director General for Enterprise, Environment and Innovation.  In 2016 he returned to the University of Edinburgh to study the award winning MSc in Carbon Management.  

Graeme has a strong interest in Scotland’s future decarbonisation and the transition to a zero carbon economy and society.  In addition to being a Lay Court Member of Heriot-Watt University, he is also a Charity Trustee of Keep Scotland Beautiful and a Director of the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. 

Outside of work he enjoyed hillwalking, growing food in an allotment and cooking it and other things. He does pilates to keep strong and supple.