The Lord Davies of Abersoch, CBE
MINISTER OF STATE FOR TRADE, INVESTMENT AND SMALL BUSINESS
Growing up in a happy, Welsh family, Mervyn Davies didn’t speak English until the age of seven and never dreamed that one day he would be in the House of Lords. He joined the banking profession straight from school, working for Midland Bank, and was soon running the branch. After an incredible career in banking, including five years as chief executive of Standard Chartered and a further three as chairman, Davies is now minister of state for trade, investment and small business. In this role Davies is tasked with leading a review into the number of women on company boards, aimed at tackling their staggeringly low representation.