Lieutenant General Davis took up his appointment as Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Gibraltar on 19 January 2016.
For the previous 34 years, he has served in the Royal Marines and retired from the Naval Service in May 2016. His last military appointment, before assuming his current appointment in Gibraltar, was as Deputy Commander of NATO Land Forces in Izmir, Turkey. His previous appointments have included Commanding Officer of the Special Boat Service, Chief of Staff of Headquarters UK Special Forces, Commander 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines and Commandant General of the Royal Marines (including Commander of UK Amphibious Forces).
As Commander 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines, Lieutenant General Davis commanded the 6555 multi-national personnel of the UK Task Force in Helmand Afghanistan during the period April to October 2011.
He is currently the Vice President of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Children’s Fund Charity, Patron of 16 Gibraltarian Charities/Societies and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Plaisterers.
Lieutenant General Davis has been married to Mrs Lorraine Davis since 1987 and have no children. His wife works part-time as cabin-crew for British Airways and has actively supported him in his charitable patronages.
Lieutenant General Davis is a practising Church of England Anglican and Mrs Lorraine Davis religion is Judaism.
His Excellency’s interests are keeping fit, gardening and enjoying the countryside.
Governor to Gibraltar
The Governor is the representative of Her Majesty The Queen in a British Overseas Territory. The Governor acts as the de facto head of state and is usually responsible for appointing the head of government, and senior political positions in the territory. The Governor is also responsible for liaising with the UK Government, and carrying out any ceremonial duties.