Andrew Mackenzie has been Chief Executive of the Scottish Arbitration Centre since its establishment in 2011. He is also Secretary General of the International Centre for Energy Arbitration.
A solicitor on secondment to the Centre from the Scottish Government, Andrew previously worked as a legal adviser to that Government. He was also Secretary to Lord Cullen’s Review of Fatal Accident Inquiry Legislation before becoming Head of Courts and Legal Services Reform in the Scottish Government, where he had policy responsibility for legal services, civil courts, and alternative dispute resolution, including the Government manifesto commitment to establish an international arbitration body in Scotland.
Andrew is Co-Chair of the IBA Access to Justice and Legal Aid Committee, and sits on the IBA Presidential Task Force on Climate Change Justice and Human Rights. An Associate Member of CIArb, he also sits on the RICS Dispute Resolution Appointments Board in Scotland, is an alternate member of the ICC UK Arbitration and ADR Committee, and has a seat on the Scottish Government Digital Justice Strategy Reference Group.