Mr Davis is Chairman of Rolls Royce, an independent Non-Executive Director of British Petroleum, Johnson & Johnson, Inc. and a senior adviser to Apax Partners LLP. He is also a Non-Executive member of the UK Cabinet.
He 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. From 2003 to 2009 he was McKinsey’s Chairman and Worldwide Managing Director. During his career with the company, Mr Davis served as a consultant to a range of global organisations across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.