IFST Lecture 2019 - ‘Ultra-processed foods: The science and the policy’, Scotland Branch, SSERC - Local Speaker Biography

 SSERC, 2 Pitreavie Court, Dunfermline, KY11 8UU

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David Thomson, CEO of Food & Drink Federation (FDF) Scotland 

David is responsible for the overall strategy and management of Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Scotland and is part of the senior FDF management team. He liaises with government, regulators and other external organisations to identify and act on issues that impact on food and drink manufacturers. FDF Scotland works in partnership with related bodies to help contribute to the growth of the sector. David sits on Scotland Food & Drink’s Partnership Board and is the innovation champion.
David previously worked at the Scottish Government, including five years as Head of Food, Drink and Rural Communities and two as Head of Primary Care.  

David was educated at the University of Edinburgh and is an honorary fellow of Abertay University.  David lives in Edinburgh with his family.