Peter Davies

Peter Davies, Chair of WCVA's board of trustees


Peter’s career background is in the field of corporate responsibility working for the Confederation of British Industry, Department of Trade and Industry and Business in the Community.

Awarded the OBE in 1995 for work in establishing links between business and education, Peter was Managing Director at Business in the Community UK from 1995 to 2005. He returned home to Wales in 2005 and was appointed Commissioner for Wales and Vice Chair of the UK Sustainable Development Commission.

Following the closure of the UK Commission Welsh Government appointed him as Wales’ first Sustainable Futures Commissioner in April 2011. He played a lead role in the development of the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act, particularly through leading the national conversation on the Wales we Want. He was also appointed to be the first independent chair of the Climate Change Commission for Wales in 2011 and carried out both roles through to March 2016.  Peter was awarded a CBE for his contribution to sustainable development in June 2016.

Peter was instrumental in the establishment of the Institute for Sustainability and resource Effectiveness (INSPIRE) at the University of Wales Trinity St David in 2011 where he has an associate role as Professor of Practice.

He was appointed to Chair the Dwr Cymru Customer Challenge Group in February 2016.  As well as being Chair of WCVA, Peter also chairs the Wales Marine Stakeholder Action and Advisory Group for Welsh Government, the Size of Wales charity and Community Energy Pembrokeshire.  He is a member of the BT Wales Advisory Board, WWF Cymru Advisory Panel and is Community Custodian for River Simple.

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Published: 26/07/22

The change you want to lead together

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Published: 08/12/21

Looking back on eight years as WCVA’s Chair

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