Howard Davies (economist)

Sir Howard John Davies (born 12 February 1951) is a British economist and author, who is the chairman of NatWest Group and the former director of the London School of Economics.[1]

Sir Howard Davies
Davies in 2008
Chairman of NatWest Group
Assumed office
1 September 2015
Personal details
Born (1951-02-12) 12 February 1951 (age 70)
Blackley, Manchester, England
Alma materMemorial University
Merton College, Oxford
Stanford Business School

He was the first chairman of the Financial Services Authority. Davies was chairman of the Phoenix Group and, until July 2015, chaired the UK Airports Commission.[1] In February 2015, he was appointed chairman of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, taking up the role from September 2015. RBS Group was re-named NatWest Group in 2020.

Since 2011 he has been a Professor at the Paris School of International Affairs, part of Sciences Po. He teaches Masters courses on financial regulation and central banking.