David Frost, who was appointed Chief Executive of the Scotch Whisky Association in January 2014, will officially step down from his current role on November 4th, ahead of taking up his new position at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
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Commenting on the news, David Frost, said: Mr Frost said: "I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as chief executive and I want to thank SWA members and my team for their support. Scotch Whisky is a wonderful industry to represent, vital to Scotland and to Britain, operating on a global scale, and held in affection by so many around the world. I leave the Association and the industry well-placed to continue to succeed in a competitive market-place during a time of change, including Brexit."
The Scotch Whisky Association, has also announced that current Deputy Chief Executive Julie Hesketh-Laird, will act as CEO, until a permanent successor has been appointed. Julie originally joined the organisation as the Director of Operational & Technical Affairs, and was additionally appointed Deputy Chief Executive in December 2014.
Posted by Steve Rush