Dean was first elected to the Scottish Parliament in 2016 and re-elected in 2021. In the last session of Parliament Dean was appointed to the role of Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Business, Infrastructure and Transport and served as a member of the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee.
Before being elected to the Scottish Parliament, Dean was an Asia-based international lawyer and leading business adviser for 20 years, with experience across Hong-Kong, Tokyo and Singapore. Dean has also served as First Secretary at the British Embassy in Manila.
Dean’s educational background includes Law School in Scotland and England and an Executive MBA course at Harvard.