Gareth Davies

Second Permanent Secretary at Department for Transport (DfT)

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Second Permanent Secretary, Department for Transport
Policy Leaders Fellow Alumnus, Centre for Science and Policy

Gareth Davies has been Second Permanent Secretary of the Department for Transport since January 2022. His responsibilities include decarbonising transport, technology, international and security.

Prior to this, Gareth was a Director General in the department. He has also been Director General in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. There he was responsible for securing business investment, managing distressed corporate situations and £9 billion in public funding for science and research.

Earlier in his career he has led the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit and has been a Private Secretary in Downing Street. He started his career in PricewaterhouseCoopers and has worked for AIA, the life insurance company based in Hong Kong.

  • 11 March 2022, 5:30pm

    Democracy and distrust after the pandemic

    The 2022 Dr Seng Tee Lee Lecture was delivered by Professor Shelia Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies at Harvard Kennedy School.