Deputy Director, Policy Delivery and Relationship Management

Glenn Preston



Glenn was appointed Deputy Director (Home, Social & Domestic Affairs) of the Scotland Office, in July 2013.

Prior to joining the Scotland Office, Glenn worked most recently as the Deputy Director for Information Rights and Devolution at the UK Ministry of Justice (MOJ) where he was responsible for the UK Government’s policy on freedom of information and data protection (including sponsorship of the UK Information Commissioner’s Office) as well as overseeing the MOJ’s relationships with the devolved administrations.

Glenn’s prior MOJ roles included time working on human rights policy, legal aid, judicial policy and a short stint as Deputy Principal Private Secretary to the then Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary, the Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke MP. Between 2001 and 2007, he worked in the London office of the Scotland Office, latterly as Head of Constitutional Policy and prior to that for the Scottish Executive’s Rural Affairs Department where he managed a Rural Diversification Programme and was part of the team that produced the first Scottish Executive Coalition’s strategy for rural Scotland.

Deputy Director, Policy Delivery and Relationship Management

The Deputy Director, Policy Delivery and Relationship Management, is responsible for:

  • Scotland Office policy support to Ministers on all reserved and key devolved subjects
  • Leadership and development of cross government network of UK departments in Scotland
  • Development and maintenance of relationships with UK Government departments and external stakeholders on policy delivery issues
  • Economic briefing and analysis and collation of economic, demographic and social data