Ian Davis

Senior independent director

Tenure: Appointed 2 April 2010

Board and committee activities:
Member of the remuneration, geopolitical, nomination and chairman’s committees

Outside interests:
Chairman of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc
Non-executive director of Majid Al Futtaim Holding LLC
Non-executive director of Johnson & Johnson, Inc.
Non-executive director of Teach for All

Age: 66

Nationality: British


Ian Davis is senior partner emeritus of McKinsey & Company. He was a partner at McKinsey for 31 years until 2010 and served as chairman and managing director between 2003 and 2009.

Ian has a MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Balliol College, University of Oxford.

Relevant skills and experience

Ian Davis brings significant financial and strategic experience to the board. He has worked with and advised global organizations and companies in a wide variety of sectors including oil and gas and the public sector. This enables him to draw on knowledge of diverse issues and outcomes to assist the board and, in particular, the remuneration and nomination committees.

He led the board’s oversight of the response in the Gulf and chaired the Gulf of Mexico committee from its formation until it was stood down in 2016. His previous role in the Cabinet Office gives him a unique perspective on government affairs which is an asset to both the board and the geopolitical committee.

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