Richard Stirling


Oxford Insights

About Richard

Richard Stirling is the co-founder and CEO of Oxford Insights.

Richard has been at the intersection of government and technology throughout his career, advising centres of government on a broad range of areas, from tax policy for peer to peer exchanges through to identity
policy. He advised governments around the world (including the UK, Malaysia, Shanghai, Singapore and Tanzania) on how to use their data to unlock economic growth and to support innovation in the economy.

Richard previously worked in the centre of the UK Government where pursuing his passion for evidence-based decision making, Richard led the design and implementation of the UK’s open data policy as well as the
creation of the UK’s What Works Network. He
worked directly for Lord Maude on efficiency and reform, in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, the Implementation Unit and HM Treasury.

Richard is a Lead Steward of the International
Open Data Charter and a board member of Open North.