Dr David Telford was appointed Executive Director of Information Services in November 2018.
David joined Stirling having previously held the post of Director of Information Services at Edinburgh Napier University.
During his time at Napier, David was responsible for the strategic development and implementation of IT and Library services and worked with colleagues to deliver the University's Technology Enhanced Learning agenda, both locally and internationally.
David holds significant private sector business skills, through experience in a diverse range of sectors including music and media production, financial services and customer services.
David is Chair of the Universities & Colleges Information Systems Association (UCISA), the member-led professional body for digital practitioners within education.
David has research interests in communities of practice, the value associated with tacit knowledge sharing and the value Knowledge Management brings to organisations.
David leads the Information Services directorate and co-ordinates the development and implementation of the University’s information strategy, IT Strategy and Information Security. This includes delivering a range of high quality services supporting learning, teaching, research and infrastructure developments.