Major General (Rtd) Dickie Davis is an Associate of the Johannesburg-based Brenthurst Foundation, and the Managing Director: Nant Enterprises Ltd. Since leaving the British Army in 2015, where he served for 31 years reaching the rank of Major General, he has worked mainly in sub-Saharan Africa.
During his military career he served extensively on operations in the Balkans (1995-2002) and in Afghanistan, commanding the first UK Provincial Reconstruction Team in Mazar-e-Sharif (2003), leading the ISAF Reconstruction and Development effort as Chief Engineer of ISAF IX (2006-07), and as Chief of Staff, Regional Command (South) (2009-10). 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 both the Royal Engineers' Museum and the Royal Engineers Officers' Widows Society, and is Honorary Colonel of the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (militia). He holds a first degree in civil engineering, a Master's degree in Defence Technology, is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, and was appointed CB in 2015, CBE in 2004 and MBE is 1996.