Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Estate and Internationalisation)
Professor Davies holds the Hodge Chair in Law at the University and is currently Senior Pro-Vice Chancellor. He is a leading authority on international commercial law with particular reference to asset finance, IP and personal property law. He was Research Director of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies and was called to the Bar as a distinguished academic scholar.
Prior to his current role he was Head of the School of Law which during his tenure expanded to include professional legal education including a pro bono law clinic and which achieved in RAE 2008, the largest improvement of research attainment of any law school in the UK. He continues to oversee the development of the College of Law.
Professor Davies is the Senior Pro-Vice Chancellor leading on the University's Internationalisation Strategy and also on the development and delivery of Swansea University's new £450M Science and Innovation Campus which includes academic strategy and planning considerations involving external partnerships within the UK and also overseas.
He is responsible for the Centenary preparations for the University in 2020 and provides leadership in the development of the Cultural Arts Programme for the University at the University’s Taliesin Theatre and its new world class Great Hall Concert venue. He has oversight of chaplaincy and multi faith activities.
He is Adjunct Professor of International Commercial Law at the World Maritime University, Malmo, Sweden and also the Beijing University of Science and Technology. He is Chair of the UK Finance and Leasing Association Business Code of Practice Monitoring Group and is a Governor of the UK Leasing Foundation. He has held a number of external roles with particular reference to standards setting and was a Commissioner of the UK Debt Commission. He was special advisor to the Welsh Affairs Committee of the House of Commons during the Wales and Whitehall enquiry. He is Director of Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol and leads the Welsh Language Strategy for the University.