David Kitching is a Public Affairs Consultant for Springboard Communications. Since returning to Ireland in 2016, he has held various senior roles in government relations, strategic communication and media management in the corporate, NGO and community sectors.

David spent a decade working and studying outside of Ireland, most recently as Director of Social and Political Research at a London-based public opinion research agency, where he ran research projects across more than 30 countries. For six years, he was a policy advisor at a prominent think tank in Brussels and in the European Parliament.

David advises Springboard clients on public affairs and stakeholder engagement, at an Irish and an EU level.

David holds an MSc in Comparative Politics (Distinction) from the London School of Economics and an International BA (First Class Honours) in History and Politics from University College Dublin. He was a Fellow of the 2022 Global Messaging Programme for campaign communicators. David is a member of the Public Relations Institute of Ireland, and a board member of the Museum of Childhood Ireland.

Something you didn’t know about David – he was a volunteer delivery driver of school meals during Covid-19.

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