MacKay Hannah helps you to Influence policy making, Inform policy development, Connect with decision makers and build Networks.

Who We Are

We were founded in 2003 by Angus MacKay and Gail Hannah. Angus MacKay is a former Member of the Scottish Parliament where he served as Minister for Finance and Local Government in the Scottish Cabinet and, previously, as Deputy Justice Minister. Gail Hannah has an extensive background in Scottish local government where she has lead a ruling administration office and in the Scottish Parliament in which she lead both parliamentary and constituency offices.

What We Do

We focus on the public policy issues which present challenges and opportunities to organisations and individuals working in Scotland today. Primarily through face-to-face and online conferences and webinars, we provide a platform for informed discussion, debate and networking together with leading contributing figures in each policy field.

We work with public, private and third sector partners and academic institutions and individuals to deliver conferences, webinars and other events led by both the most senior and most informed figures, usually with Ministerial keynote speakers.

We cover all themes with the focus being on subjects which currently are, or will be imminently, driving significant legislative, policy or spending change.

What We Cover

Our events provide opportunities to engage with policy development, influence the decision makers and ensure that policy and expenditure translates into effective practice. Whether you are a delegate, speaker, exhibitor or sponsor we help you to Influence policy making, Inform policy development, Connect with decision makers and build your Networks.

We have a range of partnership opportunities for each of our events for speakers, sponsors and exhibitors.  If you would like to enquire about any of these or would like to discuss conference or webinar themes, please contact us at or call 0131 556 1500.

MacKay Hannah is based in Edinburgh.

I really enjoyed this event. I have been for the last two years and truly value the event as well as the networking opportunities. The venue was also excellent and provided the best lunch that I have ever had at a conference! Delegates feedback form, ACES 2015