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New Head at Scotch Whisky Association

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New Head at Scotch Whisky Association

New Head at Scotch Whisky Association
January 03
08:52 2014
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David Frost (pictured) has taken up his position as chief executive of the Scotch Whisky Association replacing Gavin Hewitt, who has stepped down. David Frost was formerly director for Europe, Trade and International Affairs at the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the UK Government department focusing on economic growth and trade policy. In his role in BIS, David Frost was the senior official responsible for the UK’s trade policy, working closely with the EU Commission, other major trading countries, and a wide range of commercial and trade bodies. He is a diplomat by profession, and has been HM Ambassador to Denmark (2006 to 2008) and a director for both Strategy and the EU in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Gavin Hewitt joined the SWA in October 2003 and has overseen a time of global growth and increased investment for the Scotch whisky industry.

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