James Gresham DAVIS

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1928-07-20
Education Bradfield Coll, Clare Coll Cambridge (MA)
Books & Publications
Recreations golf, family, ships, reading, tennis, travel, drawing and painting
Clubs Brooks's, Hurlingham, Golfers, Harwich and Dovercourt Golf, Royal Calcutta Golf, Fanlingerers, Holland Park Lawn Tennis
Style James Davis, Esq, CBE, K(DK)
Career RN 1946-49; P&O Steam Navigation Co: joined 1952, Calcutta 1953-54, Kobe (Japan) 1954-56, Hong Kong 1956-57, dir P&O Lines 1967-72; chm: British Rail Anglian Bd 1988-92, Bromley Shipping plc 1989-94, TIP Europe plc 1990-93, P Wigham Richardson 2003-; dep chm Hanjin Eurobulk 2003-07; dir: Kleinwort Benson Ltd 1973-88, DFDS Ltd 1975-96 (chm 1984-95), DFDS Travel Ltd 1975-96, Pearl Cruises of Scandinavia Inc 1982-86, Rodskog Shipbrokers (Hong Kong) Ltd 1983-88, Associated British Ports Holdings plc 1983-97, Transport Development Group plc 1984-91, Sedgwick Marine Energy & Cargo Ltd 1988-2000, Global Ocean Carriers Ltd 1988- (chm 1996-), British International Freight Assoc 1989-, Hempel Paints Ltd 1992-2000, Trinitas Services Ltd 1993-99, Tsavliris Salvage (International) Ltd 1994-99, 2M Invest Copenhagen 1996-99; dir Catenas Ltd 2000-02; memb Advsy Bd: J Lauritzen A/S Copenhagen 1981-85, DFDS A/S Copenhagen 1981-85; advsr Tjaereborg (UK) Ltd 1985-87; pres: Chartered Inst of Tport 1981-82, World Ship Soc 1969, 1971, 1984, 1985, 1986 and 2003-08, Harwich Lifeboat (RNLI) 1984-, Inst of Freight Forwarders Ltd 1984-86, National Waterways Tport Assoc 1986-92, Inst of Supervisory Mgmnt 1989-93, Inst of Chartered Shipbrokers 1990-92 (vice-pres 1988-90), Inst of Export 1995-2002 and 2008- (vice-pres 1991-95), Danish-UK C of C 1992- (chm 1992-2000); vice-pres: Br Maritime League 1984-89, The Marine Soc 1986- (chm Cncl 1987-93); chm: Int Maritime Industries Forum 1981-, Simpler Trade Procedures Bd (SITPRO) 1987-98, Marine Risk Mgmnt Services Ltd 1995-99, Liberia Maritime Advsy Bd 1998-2000, Br Ctee Nippon Kaiji Kyokai 2003-; memb: Cncl Mission to Seafarers 1981-, Int and Br Ctee Bureau Veritas 1989-, Gen Ctee Lloyd's Register 1989-; pt/t memb Br Transport Docks Bd 1981-83; tstee National Maritime Museum 1993-98, govr World Maritime Univ 1985- (chm Friends of the World Maritime Univ 1985-); memb: Baltic Exchange 1973-, Greenwich Forum 1982-; delivered: Thomas More Meml Lecture 1983, Reginald Grout Lecture 1989, Wakeford Meml Lecture 1989; Seatrade Personality of the Year 2002-03, Lifetime Achievement Award Lloyds List 2011; Freeman City of London 1973, Liveryman and Asst to the Ct Worshipful Co of Shipwrights, Master Worshipful Co of World Traders 1996-97, Younger Br Trinity House; FCIT 1969, Hon FNI 1985, Hon FInstFF 1986, FRSA 1986, FISM 1989, FICS 1990; Knight Cdr Order of Dannebrog (Denmark) 1995
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