Dave Fitch, Head of Operations

Dave Fitch, Head of Operations

The Data Lab


Dave has over a decade’s experience in leading and delivering large, multi-partner/multi-institution research projects, and joins The Data Lab from the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC), where he was Chief Operations and Finance Manager. 

Dave has a PhD in Urban Geography from the University of Edinburgh, and was a social statistician at the University of Glasgow before joining Communities Scotland to set up the research and evaluation programme for the £320M Community Regeneration Fund.

At the UKCCSRC Dave was responsible for the management and coordination of the £12.5M Centre and its £4.6M portfolio of research projects. Before that he managed the international academic network for the SmartCities project, which created an innovation network to link governments and researchers to improve the development and take-up of e-services.