Deputy Convener of the Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee
Fiona Hyslop, MSP was born in Ayrshire and spent her early years in England before returning to Ayrshire. She graduated from Glasgow University with an MA (Hons) in Economic History and Sociology.
Hyslop completed a post graduate Diploma in Industrial Administration at the Scottish College of Textiles, before moving to Edinburgh to join Standard Life where she held various positions in sales and marketing, latterly as Brand Development Manager.
Elected in the first session of the Scottish Parliament in 1999 she has been returned as the Constituency Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for Linlithgow since 2011.
She was appointed as Cabinet Secretary of Education and Lifelong Learning in 2007 and was responsible for abolishing university tuition fees. Fiona is one of the longest serving members in the history of the Scottish Government having served from 2007 until standing down as Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture in May 2021. Fiona is the Deputy Convener of the Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee and sits on the Economy and Fair Work Committee.