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Dickie Davis

Dickie Davis

Special Advisor, The Brenthurst Foundation

Associate of The Brenthurst Foundation

United Kingdom United Kingdom


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.


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Content by Dickie Davis

Where the Rubber Hits the Road - The Future Of African Cities

PUBLICATIONS

Where the Rubber Hits the Road - The Future Of African Cities

Olusegun Obasanjo, Juan Carlos Pinzón Bueno, Dickie Davis, David Kilcullen, Emily van der Merwe, Archimedes Muzenda, Dianna Games, Nicola Doyle, Sarah Calburn, Nchimunya Hamukoma, Ray Hartley, Greg Mills

27 Jan 2020

Lagos: An Urban Everest

PUBLICATIONS

Lagos: An Urban Everest

Dickie Davis, Sarah Calburn, Nicola Doyle, Nchimunya Hamukoma

4 Mar 2019

Op-Ed: Getting Beyond Aid in Africa

NEWS

Op-Ed: Getting Beyond Aid in Africa

Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo, Dickie Davis

5 Dec 2017

Op-Ed: Lagos, the relentless city

NEWS

Op-Ed: Lagos, the relentless city

Greg Mills, Dickie Davis

24 Oct 2017

Making Africa Work — some lessons for Donors

NEWS

Making Africa Work — some lessons for Donors

Greg Mills, Dickie Davis

5 Oct 2017

Two Malawis, Few Opportunities, One Challenge

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Two Malawis, Few Opportunities, One Challenge

Olusegun Obasanjo, Greg Mills, Dickie Davis

21 Jun 2017

Making Manufacturing Work In Africa

NEWS

Making Manufacturing Work In Africa

Greg Mills, Dickie Davis

6 Jun 2017

Making Africa work: A handbook for economic success

BOOKS

Making Africa work: A handbook for economic success

Dickie Davis, Olusegun Obasanjo, Jeffrey Herbst, Greg Mills

Book interview: This Is How We Grow Africa

NEWS

Book interview: This Is How We Grow Africa

Dickie Davis, Greg Mills, Jeffrey Herbst, Olusegun Obasanjo

2 May 2017

Polity's Sashnee Moodley and Greg Mills speak about his co-authored book on Colombia

NEWS

Polity's Sashnee Moodley and Greg Mills speak about his co-authored book on Colombia

David Spencer, Dickie Davis, David Kilcullen, Greg Mills

28 Feb 2017

Tswalu Dialogue Report - Future of African Cities

PUBLICATIONS

Tswalu Dialogue Report - Future of African Cities

Greg Mills, Terence McNamee, David Kilcullen, Dickie Davis

24 May 2016

The Zambezi Protocol: Result of a Dialogue on Natural Resource Policy in Africa

PUBLICATIONS

The Zambezi Protocol: Result of a Dialogue on Natural Resource Policy in Africa

Dickie Davis, Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo

28 Apr 2016