Ian Davis

Independent non-executive director

Ian Davis

Tenure: Appointed 2 April 2010 (3 years)

Board and committee activities:
Chairman of the Gulf of Mexico committee
Member of the remuneration committee
Member of the chairman’s committee
Member of the nomination committee

Outside interests:
Chairman of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc.
Non-executive member of the UK Cabinet Office
Non-executive director of Johnson & Johnson, Inc.
Senior adviser to Apax Partners LLP.

Age: 62

Nationality: British


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 on 30 July 2010.

Relevant experience and skills

Ian Davis brings significant financial and strategic experience to the board. He has had a lengthy career working with and advising global organizations and companies in the oil and gas industry. This experience has been recognized by the board in his membership of the remuneration committee and chairmanship of the Gulf of Mexico committee.

As chairman of the Gulf of Mexico committee he has led the board’s oversight of the response in the Gulf and guided their consideration of the various legal issues which continue to arise following the Deepwater Horizon accident.