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Maggie McGinlay

Maggie McGinlay
Maggie is Deputy Chief Executive of Opportunity North East (ONE), the private sector catalyst driving transformational change in north east Scotland’s economy.

Having worked in the field of economic development for over 25 years, she has significant experience in strategy development and implementation, and in working with a wide range of stakeholders on collaboration and cultural change including regional and national partners. In her role at ONE she develops and delivers projects to accelerate regional economic diversification and energy transition.  

Maggie is strategic lead for ONE Energy working closely with industry to drive forward the energy transition agenda and accelerate the delivery of net zero in the region, while supporting the oil and gas / energy supply chain through internationalisation and diversification. She is also responsible for ONE Digital and Entrepreneurship and the ONE Tech Hub, catalysing the creation and growth of digital businesses and helping the region’s key industries embrace opportunities from digital transformation.

She was previously Director of Energy with Scottish Enterprise, leading the agency’s support for the growth of the Energy sector in Scotland.  She played a key role in the Energy Jobs Taskforce set up by the First Minister of Scotland and was a founding Board member of the OGTC.

Maggie was previously Director of Food and Drink for Scottish Enterprise and a Non Executive Director of Scotland Food and Drink.  A graduate of Robert Gordon University, she spent her early career in London working with British Gas and then the Consumer’s Association before returning to Aberdeen to start her career in economic development. Maggie has extensive networks across Scotland and the UK with the business community and public agencies.  

Register of Interests

All positions, appointments, employment etc (whether remunerated or not) held with any other organisation:

  • Opportunity North East - Deputy Chief Executive (In that role I am a member of the ONE Digital and Entrepreneurship Board and ONE Oil, Gas and Energy Board)

Details of any self-employed business, consultancy or other activities you are engaged in, whether remunerated or not, or for other reward or gains:

  • None

Details of any contractual or financial/non-financial relationship (including Directorship, Partnership, Consultancy, Board Membership, other Appointments or position of authority or influence, whether paid or unpaid,) with any other company, public authority or service or any other organisation, or any other position you have that would or could enable you to influence the award of a contract or allow financial benefit:

  • None

Details of any ownership of land or property or other holdings within Aberdeen (other than main family home) that may be directly or indirectly affected by any known or prospective estate development plan in the vicinity of the city centre campus or the Garthdee campus:

  • None

Details of any other interests or matters of equivalence to any of the above:

  • None

Details where the interests of any close relative may require to be declared:

  • None

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