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Jim Gallagher
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Jim Gallagher

Biography

Jim Gallagher was educated at both
Glasgow and Edinburgh universities and joined the Scottish Office in 1976 to work in the Home and Development departments as well as in several other posts.

He was Private Secretary to the Minister for Home Affairs in 1979-80, and to both Malcolm Rifkind and Ian Lang in their capacity as Secretary of State for Scotland from 1989 to 1991.

He was appointed to the UK Cabinet Secretariat and then to the Prime Minister in 1999-2000 before being made Head of the Executive's Justice Department in September of 2000.