Chief Data Officer
Davin is the Chief Data Officer at Highways England. His career actually started as a professional guitarist in a heavy metal band. A shady manager and some angry associates resulted in the band losing the record deal and leaving Davin pretty clueless on what to do next. A friend offered him a home on the railway with National Rail. Here Davin worked his way up through the sector; from helping migrate data as part of an insourcing initiative, to be being the professional head of GB Mainlines railway system-related data.
In 2017, Davin swapped rail for roads and became Highways England’s first Chief Data Officer at the beginning of the largest investments in roads in a lifetime. Understanding the value of Highways England’s data is critical to making informed investment decisions and delivering better journeys for stakeholders.