Head of Supply Chains Hub, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy
David Knight currently leads a team in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport monitoring supply chain and inflation/cost of living impacts on DCMS sectors. His aim is to ensure HM Government’s high-profile decisions take account of current pressures on our critical creative, heritage, sports, tourism and digital sectors and, wherever possible, mitigating actions are put in place.
Recent roles within DCMS include:
- leading a team coordinating the Department's COVID response
- strategic work to unlock the power of data in the UK economy and government while building public confidence and trustworthiness in its use
- cross-government policy on emerging technologies, and also
- work to ensure the UK public sector’s data resilience
David’s career has also included Senior Civil Service roles in the Department of Health leading on maternity policy, on IT and information policies, as well as writing the government’s 2012 information strategy for health and care, resolving data and public trust issues and coordinating the national response to data-related incidents.
Earlier in his government career, he took several pieces of legislation through Parliament and led international strategic patient safety activity and cooperation as a priority for the UK’s 2005 EU Presidency.