Kate Forbes is a Scottish politician who has been a Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for the constituency of Skye, Lochaber, and Badenoch since 2016.
She is a member of the Scottish National Party (SNP) and currently serves as Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy in the Scottish Government, having been appointed to the position in February 2020.
Before entering politics, Forbes worked in the finance industry and was also involved in various charitable and community organizations.
She has a degree in history from the University of Cambridge and a master’s degree in Scottish Literature from the University of Edinburgh. Forbes is widely considered to be a rising star in the SNP and has been touted as a potential future leader of the party.
Kate Forbes Parents: Meet Rev. Dr. Alasdair P. Forbes
Kate Forbes is the daughter of a Free Church of Scotland minister. Her father, Rev. Dr. Alasdair P. Forbes, served as the minister of the Ness Bank Church in Inverness until his retirement.
Her mother’s name is not publicly known. Kate Forbes has spoken publicly about the importance of her Christian faith and how it has influenced her life and political career.