Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Internationalisation and External Affairs)
Professor Davies holds the Hodge Chair in Law at the University. He was educated at the University College of Wales Aberystwyth and Jesus College Cambridge. In 1980 he took a lectureship in Commercial Law at Cardiff and following a sabbatical period at the University of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan was awarded a senior lectureship at Cardiff University.
In 1995 he was called to the Bar as a distinguished academic scholar and four years later was awarded a personal chair of Swansea University when he also assumed headship of the newly formed Law Department. In 2005 he became Head of the School of Law which by then had expanded to include professional legal education and a pro bono law clinic. In 2007 he was appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Internationalisation and External Affairs). He currently leads on a major development for the University which involves the creation of a new £300m Science and Innovation Campus.
Professor Davies is Adjunct Professor of International Commercial Law at the World Maritime University, Malmo, Sweden. He is the Chair of the UK Finance and Leasing Association Business Code Monitoring Group and was special advisor to the Wales Select Committee of the House of Commons. He is the immediate past chairman of the Standing Committee for Legal Wales. He was a Commissioner of the UK Debt Commission and is a member of the Board of Trustees, Hamlyn Lecture Series. He has advised government and international government organisations on various international commercial law themes.