Dean was elected to the Scottish Parliament on 5th May 2016, becoming an MSP for Mid-Scotland and Fife. After being elected he was appointed the role of Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work and is also 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.