About Aspire2

The Company

Aspire Squared provides research, consultancy and training services in information management.
The current focus of activity is on research into metadata and social media regulation at the Department of Library and Information Science at City University London. See also the Aspire Squared research page for information about David Haynes’ current research interests.

Working with clients

David Haynes works independently and with associates to deliver professional consultancy and project management to clients in the public, commercial and voluntary sectors.  We use a range of consultancy approaches, bringing an external, objective perspective to information management problems.  We help clients to secure lasting solutions for their needs and we ensure that specific targets are met through proactive project management.



David Haynes

David is a researcher and management consultant specialising in information, knowledge and records management. His areas of expertise include metadata, knowledge organisation and information governance. David’s career as an information consultant has spanned many sectors including: finance, engineering, pharmaceuticals, and public authorities. David previously worked as Head of Consultancy Services at CILIP and then as Principal Consultant with the engineering firm Atkins before he joined Aspire Squared in 2009.  He is an associate of Metataxis, which provides consultancy in information strategy, information architecture and information management.

David is an honorary tutor at Dundee University where he teaches Metadata Standards and Information Taxonomies to post-graduate students at CAIS (the Centre for Archives and Information Studies). He is also a visiting lecturer at the Department of Library and Information Science at City University London, where he teaches Information Management and Policy to Masters students. David is also an independent trainer giving one-day courses for a variety of providers. See the training page for further details.

David Haynes has a BSc in Chemistry and a PhD in Information Science.  He is a member of the British Computer Society (BCS) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP). He is a registered PRINCE2 Practitioner (project management) and a registered Advanced Practitioner in Managing Successful Programmes (MSP).

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