Kathryn Davis

Independent Non-Executive Director

Kathryn Davis spent 26 years (17 of them as a corporate/commercial partner) with city law firm Slaughter and May.  During her legal career she advised clients from a variety of sectors, primarily FTSE 100/250 companies, across a wide range of practice areas including public and private M&A, commercial contracts, debt financing, equity and debt capital markets, regulatory enquiries, insolvency situations and general corporate advice.

Kathryn is an external member of the University of Oxford’s Audit and Scrutiny Committee, where she is the lead member for Counter Fraud and Health & Safety.  She is a non-executive director, Deputy Chair of Council and Chair of the Estates Committee at the Girls’ Day School Trust, a large educational charity and the UK’s leading family of 25 independent girls’ schools, including two academies. 

Kathryn is a Visiting Senior Fellow in Practice at LSE Law School, where she delivers commercial awareness and negotiation skills workshops to students.  She also recruits and mentors trainee solicitors on a consultancy basis for innovative legal training provider, Accutrainee.

Kathryn was formerly a non-executive director at G15 housing association Metropolitan Thames Valley where she was Chair of Treasury Committee and a member of Group Audit and Risk Committee, roles which she also fulfilled at one of its predecessor organisations, Thames Valley Housing.