David Rennie

Global Head of Energy
Scottish Development International

David Rennie has been Global Head of Energy Trade with Scottish Development International since February 2020, focused on helping Scottish companies to trade overseas in the energy sector.


Prior to that, he held a number of roles within Scottish Enterprise. For most of his time with SE, he was head of Oil and Gas, working with stakeholders, the company base and trade bodies to help the sector to grow and evolve, as well as representing SE in a number of groups, including the Scottish Government Energy Jobs Task Force from 2015 – 2017 set up to deal with the downturn in the Energy sector. 


Priorities over recent years included developing SE’s approach to decommissioning and subsea, leading an ambitious programme to grow Scotland’s Subsea Engineering sector, with a focus on supporting the company base; diversification and innovation.


Until recently, David was on the boards of both Subsea UK and the Oil and Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC).  David has been with Scottish Enterprise since 2010 and prior to that worked as an Economist for the Scottish Government, Welsh Development Agency and also in the private sector.