Senior Management Changes at the Scotch Whisky Association
08 Jan 2015
The Scotch Whisky Association is to recruit a new Global Affairs
Director, responsible for all the Association's international and
The new Director is to be based permanently in London and will
head up the Association's new London office.
David Frost, Chief Executive, said "I am excited to announce
this further change in the SWA's work. We believe that a
permanent London presence will enhance our ability to engage
effectively and build relationships both with the UK Government and
with other governments and bodies represented there."
The Global Affairs Director will manage a team based in London
and in Edinburgh. The role will be to eliminate barriers to
the export of Scotch Whisky, to build and extend the SWA's
international influence and contacts, and to position the SWA as an
institution with broader international credibility on the
importance of free trade and open markets. Further details may be
here and a job description below.
The Association also announced the departure of two
Campbell Evans, International Affairs Director, will be leaving
the SWA by mutual agreement later in 2015. David Frost
said "Campbell has been a key part of the Association for many
years. All of us at the Association wish him all the best in
pursuing other opportunities and I wish to thank him for his long
and distinguished service to the Scotch Whisky industry."
As part of the same restructuring and changes of roles and
responsibilities, Nick Soper, European Affairs Director, left the
SWA on 17 November. David Frost said "I pay tribute to Nick's
sterling service to the Association over more than twenty years,
and wish him the best for the future."
These changes come on the back of the Association's announcement
in December of its new Chairman and Vice Chair, and of its new
Deputy Chief Executive.
The SWA's new London office will focus upon international and EU
business and on UK government affairs. It is expected to open
in mid-2015, shortly after the UK General Election. The SWA's
headquarters and most of its team will remain in
The Association will also be looking in due course to recruit a
small number of experienced International Affairs and Public
Affairs specialists to join the London office.
For media enquiries please contact Rosemary Gallagher (07432 605
385, firstname.lastname@example.org) or David Williamson (07730 496 151, email@example.com).
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