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Alasdair Smith

Programme Advisor, Financial Capability Lab

Alasdair is the Programme Manager for BIT’s Financial Capability Lab. Alasdair joined BIT in January 2019 having previously worked in academic publishing, the U.K. Civil Service, and the hospitality industry. His civil service roles included Principal Private Secretary at the Scotland Office, designing Head Teacher Boards for the Department for Education Strategy Unit, and creating a Programme and Project Management function in the Child Poverty Unit.

Alasdair has a degree in History from Oxford University, and a Masters in War Studies from King’s College London, during which his research interests included the Cold War in Eastern Europe and the Far East, decolonization, and the Vietnam War.