Dickie Davis CB CBE

Major General (Rtd) Dickie Davis CB CBE is the Managing Director of Nant Enterprises Ltd, a Director of Terrain Clothing Ltd and Non Exec Chairman of Water to Go Ltd. Since leaving the British Army in 2015, where he served for 32 years, he has also worked as a special advisor to the Brenthurst Foundation, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa.

During his military career he served extensively on operations in the Balkans (1995-2002) and in Afghanistan (2003-2010). In the UK he served as Director Plans, Land Forces (2007-2009), Director General, Army Recruiting and Training (2011-2013) and Director General, Personnel (2013-14).

He is a Vice President of the Institution of Royal Engineers, Chairman of the Royal Engineers’ Museum, and was Honorary Colonel of the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (militia) (2014-2019). He holds a first degree in civil engineering, a Master’s degree in Defence Technology, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and the Institution of Royal Engineers. He is the co-author, with, Greg Mills, Jeff Herbst and Olusegun Obasanjo of Making Africa Work (Tafelberg 2017), and with David Kilcullen, Greg Mills and David Spencer of A Great Perhaps? Colombia: Conflict and Convergence (Hurst, 2015), both of which are based on extensive fieldwork in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.