David Kay specialises in programme strategy, design and management with wide experience in education and skills and in the creative and digital industries.
He holds an MA in History from the University of Cambridge and a PGCE from the University of Durham. His background includes three years as a teacher in one of the UK’s leading schools before joining the IT industry in 1980 to specialise in vertical market applications for education and information management. After a series of director level roles, latterly in e-Learning with FD Learning Ltd, he co-founded Sero in June 2004 to focus on economic and skills development based on ICT and digital media.
Over the past 25 years, David has consulted on a wide range of projects for government agencies, regional development agencies, local authorities, international consultancies, global IT players, and leading education, training and knowledge service providers, both in the UK and internationally.
His specialisms include: strategy and programme formulation; industry research; education and skills policy analysis, with particular emphasis on sector skills. He has extensive experience of working with a wide range of programmes and organisations across the spectrum of 14-19, further and higher education, workforce development and community learning.
He has also participated actively in European collaborative R&D, in technical standardisation, in industry partnership programmes and in regional regeneration.
David is Chair of Digital South Yorkshire, sits on the board of the Cultural Industries Development Agency (CIDA) and of Sheffield Technology Parks and is a governor of Newfield School, Sheffield. He is a member of the British Council Knowledge & Information Advisory Committee.
He is currently also active in the area of benchmarking in Scottish FE.