David Hamilton took up post as Scottish Information Commissioner in October 2023, for a fixed term of six years.
As Scottish Information Commissioner, David is responsible for the enforcement and promotion of Scotland’s freedom of information laws. This includes handling appeals about the way in which Scottish public authorities respond to information requests, promoting good practice and monitoring and assessing FOI performance.
Prior to his current role, David spent 27 years serving with the Police in Scotland. He also served as Chair of the Scottish Police Federation, was a founding director of 1919 magazine, and is an experienced aid worker and active member of his local community council.