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Rhys Davies

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Rhys Davies

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Independent Non-Executive Director

Committee membership

Audit and Risk Committee, Charitable Funds Committee (Chair), Finance, Performance & Digital Committee, Quality and Safety Committee

External Appointments

Non-Executive Council Member at University of Huddersfield; Non-Executive Director at Sovereign Health Care Ltd; Non-Executive Governor at Bradford Grammar School; Non-Executive Director at British Wool Marketing Board; Non-Executive Chairman at Immersify Education; Member of Committee at the Ilkley Lawn Tennis and Squash Club, and, founding member of the Ilkley Clean River Group. Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Woolmen and Freeman of the city of London


FRSA, Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufacture and Commerce and BA Joint Hons (ECON), Manchester University

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Previous experience

Appointed on 1 June 2019, Rhys has extensive executive experience in technology and change across the commercial, higher education, research, leisure and health sectors. Rhys’ previous roles include Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Queen Mary University, Interim CIO at St Mary’s University, Non-Executive Chairman at YHMAN Ltd, Director of Information Technology at University of Leeds, Group Director of Information Services at William Hill and IT Director at Wm Morrison Supermarkets. Prior to these leadership roles he gained extensive supermarket and supply chain experience at Asda and Tesco.