David Williamson Public Affairs & Communications Director

David Williamson

Since 1998, David has held various SWA roles covering public affairs and media relations, international trade policy, the Americas, and EU affairs.  He is also a board member and Treasurer of spiritsEUROPE.  

David is a Keeper of the Quaich and Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Distillers.  He also serves on the advisory board to the International Centre for Brewing & Distilling at Heriot Watt University. 

Before joining the SWA, David worked at the European Parliament in Brussels.  A Law and History graduate of Edinburgh University, he has a Masters in International Affairs from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy in the USA and studied at Cambridge University's Judge Business School.  

He is a trustee of Edinburgh World Heritage and a director of the Royal High School Club Trust, as well as current President of the Royal High School FP Club.    


Email: dwilliamson@swa.org.uk

Tel: 0131 222 9226