David Frost

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David Frost (born 21 February 1965) is a former British diplomat, currently a senior director on loan to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills until November 2013.

In September 2013 Frost was appointed CEO-designate of the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA). He will take up this role on 2nd January 2014. [1]


In an alcohol industry trade magazine Frost said of his new appointment:

My career to date working in economic, trade, and EU affairs in the UK and overseas has given me a wealth of experience of global commercial issues which will stand me in good stead in my new role in the Scotch Whisky industry.
I am excited about taking up this new position at the helm of this highly-respected trade body which provides an invaluable service to the industry. I am also very much looking forward to living and working in Edinburgh. [2]

Frost taking over from Gavin Hewitt, who is stepping down after 10 years with the SWA.


Twitter: @DavidFrostBIS


  • Sir John Kerr (now Lord)
  • KPMG UK - worked as a tax adviser (1990-92)



  1. David Frost CMG, LinkedIn profile, undated, accessed 4 October 2014.
  2. Andy Young, SWA announces new chief executive, The Drinks Business, 16 September 2013