Andrew Wilson (Scottish economist)

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Andrew Wilson is a managing director and co-founder of Charlotte Street Partners, a communications firm based in Edinburgh and London. He is a former communications and deputy chief economist at the Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS) and MSP for the Scottish National Party.


After graduating from university, Wilson began his career as a civil servant with the Government Economic Service. He then joined the headquarters team of the Scottish National Party as a research and economist and as director of business for Scotland through the 1997 general election and referendum.

He then moved to the Royal Bank of Scotland as a business economist, before being elected as a Central Scotland member of the first Scottish Parliament in 1999. During his time in parliament, Wilson served as the shadow minister for finance, economy, transport and lifelong learning.

In 2003 he held a number of posts at RBS Group including deputy chief economist and through the banking crisis as head of group communications.

In 2012 he joined communications group WPP.

Wilson launched Charlotte Street Partners in 2014.[1]



Educated at St Andrews and Strathclyde Universities he was born and brought up in Lanarkshire.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Charlotte Street Partners People, accessed 13 July 2015.