Major General Peter Davies CB
Major General Peter Davies CB was educated at Llandovery College and Welbeck College, followed by military training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, the Royal Military College of Science and the Army Staff College Camberley. He is a graduate of the Royal College of Defence Studies.
During his 33 years of military service he rose to the rank of Major General and served in a number of high-profile senior appointments including: Brigade Commander, 12th Armoured Brigade, Germany; Deputy Commandant and Director of Studies, Army Staff College, Camberley; Commander Communications, British Army of the Rhine; and General Officer Commanding Wales.
He retired in July 2009 from the appointment of the Director General of The World Society for the Protection of Animals(WSPA). He previously served from 1991–2002 as the Director General of the RSPCA, one of the UK's largest charities. Prior to accepting the role of Director General at WSPA, he served on WSPA’s Board of Directors (1991-2002), as well as completing a two-year tenure as WSPA President (2000-2002). He is currently the (Honorary) Chairman of The Brooke Hospital for Animals (www.thebrooke.org ).
As with most leading figures in the charity sector, he has held and holds voluntary posts at other charities including: Executive Director, Eurogroup for Animal Welfare (1991-2002), Chairman, Animals in War Memorial Fund (1997-2008), Trustee ‘Flora for Fauna (2000-2010), Trustee of ADDACTION (Drug and Alcohol Abuse) (1996-2001), Trustee of Llandovery College (1992-2003) and Chairman of Freedom Food Ltd (1994-2003). He was the instigator and driving force behind the current Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare. This initiative, now widely governmentally supported,is being processed towards a final drafting session in the United Nations HQ in New York.
Major General Davies has now been appointed Chairman of the Marjan Centre, part of the War Studies Department of King's College.