About Andrew Baird
Andrew joined BIG in 2012 following a succession of senior Government communications roles in Edinburgh and Whitehall. A former Head of Communications at the Scottish Government, he is highly skilled at strategic communications and campaign planning across the full range of communications disciplines.

At BIG he heads our Edinburgh office and leads on our public affairs support to clients. Andrew provides senior counsel to CEOs and leadership teams across the private, public and third sectors. He advises many clients on regulatory issues, public policy, planning and stakeholder engagement.

With exceptional media relations experience – he was the first Official Spokesperson for the First Minister of Scotland – Andrew also has strong expertise in issues management, emergency planning and advising clients on risks.

A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), he holds and MSc in Public Relations with distinction.
Out of the office he can be found chasing a fast-growing Labrador puppy or trying in vain to perfect his tennis serve.

Contact Andrew

0131 557 5252