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.
Frost is a career diplomat with the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office, whose first posting was
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. 
Frost taking over from Gavin Hewitt, who is stepping down after 10 years with the SWA.
- Twitter: @DavidFrostBIS
- David Frost, Esq, CMG, Debrett's
- Andy Young, SWA announces new chief executive, The Drinks Business, 16 September 2013