Thomson takes lead role at food and drink body
He has worked at a senior level for the Scottish Government for 17 years, including five as head of food, drink and rural communities and two as head of primary care.
Food and Drink Federation director general Ian Wright said: “With David’s help we will continue to champion UK food and drink as a world leading industrial sector and outstanding national asset.”
Mr Thomson said: “Scotland’s food and drink industry is world class. It will truly be an honour to represent such a vibrant sector and one with such potential to contribute even more to our national economy and community. I am looking forward to the challenges of ensuring Scotland’s food and drink industry’s bright future.”