John Davies
CEO, Dorothy House Hospice, Bath

John was educated at Downside Abbey and was commissioned into the Royal Welch Fusiliers in 1978. He left the British Army for the first time in 1990, and joined Butler & Tanner Ltd of Frome and London as their Group Human Resources Manager, becoming their Personnel Director in 1996. He left in 1999 graduating in 2000 with an MBA at Bath University. In 2000 he joined Imperial Tobacco, Bristol, as their Group HR Manger with an international remit. 

In 2004 John set up his own business consultancy to support innovation and business growth, primarily in the area of manufacturing. In 2009 to date, he returned to military service to establish a team of on call specialists from a range of professions and sectors including epidemiologists, occupational health, lawyers, bankers, local governance and MP’s. The group’s task is to support UK Plc as it seeks to influence, support and aid countries and communities facing difficulty or adversity.  

He lives in Frome and is a Governor of Frome Community College and Chair of the Mendip Enterprise Council. He has just completed his ninth marathon.