David Smith

Deputy Director, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

David Smith M.A., Dip Lib, MCLIP, FIRMS David is Deputy Director at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, heading the Knowledge and Information Management Unit, which also sells information and records management services to other Government Departments including the Department for Transport and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. He is also the Government Head of Profession for Knowledge and Information Management Professionals in the Civil Service. He has worked in a number of Government Departments and the European Parliament, and sits on the Senior Steering Board for the Better Information For Better Government initiative as well as the IRMS Accreditation and Development subcommittee. Current work includes leading a team responsible for information discovery for the Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry.

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