Tenure: Appointed 2 April 2010
Board and committee activities:
Chair of the Gulf of Mexico committee; member of the chairman’s, nomination and remuneration committees
Chairman of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc
Non-executive member of the UK’s Cabinet Office
Non-executive director of Johnson & Johnson, Inc.
Senior adviser to Apax Partners LLP
Ian Davis spent his early career at Bowater, moving to McKinsey & Company in 1979. He was managing partner of McKinsey’s practice in the UK and Ireland from 1996 to 2003. In 2003, he was appointed as chairman and worldwide managing director of McKinsey, serving in this capacity until 2009. During his career with McKinsey, he served as a consultant to a range of global organizations across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. He retired as senior partner in July 2010.
Relevant experience and skills
Ian Davis brings the skills of a managing director and significant financial and strategic experience to the board. He has worked with and advised global organizations and companies in the oil and gas industry. His work in the public sector and with the Cabinet Office gives him a unique perspective on government affairs.
He has chaired the Gulf of Mexico committee since its formation and has led the board’s oversight of the response in the Gulf and guided the board’s consideration of the various legal issues which continue to arise following the Deepwater Horizon accident. He has been an active member of the remuneration committee.