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Steve Dunlop

Steve Dunlop
Steve Dunlop

Chief Executive

Steve is Chief Executive of Scottish Enterprise, Scotland’s national economic development agency.

He joined the organisation in May 2018 from Scottish Canals. Here, he was Chief Executive and responsible for the restoration and renewal of Scotland’s 137 mile canal network, including two of the nation’s most iconic tourist attractions - The Falkirk Wheel and The Kelpies.  

A finalist in Entrepreneurial Scotland’s ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award for 2017, over the last decade, Steve has become a leading public sector entrepreneur with a reputation for innovative and disruptive thinking in traditional environments. He re-imagined some of Scotland’s most important industrial assets to develop corridors of opportunity which greatly benefit the people and economy of Scotland today.

Prior to Scottish Canals, Steve held senior positions at Newcastle City Council and Falkirk Council.