Gareth Davies

Director General, International and Security at Department for Transport (DfT)

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Director General, International and Security, Department for Transport
Policy Leaders Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy

Gareth Davies was appointed Director General, International and Security in the Department for Transport in May 2019.

Previously Gareth was Director General, Business and Science in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). He was responsible for securing business investment, managing distressed corporate situations and £9 billion public funding for universities and business research and development - and for leading the Department's work to stimulate economic growth by making the UK world class at enabling and exploiting knowledge, research and innovation.

Over his career he has worked across the private and public sectors. He led the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit and was a Private Secretary in Downing Street. Recently he worked for AIA, the pan-Asian life insurance company based in Hong Kong.

Gareth spent his early career as a management consultant, specialising in privatisation, investment appraisal and competition policy.