London-based specialist professional services and technology firm Davies has announced the appointment of David Leedham (pictured above) as group chief transformation officer, as it looks for further international growth, innovation, and digital transformation.
Leedham joined Davies in 2018, following the acquisition of Ember Group, where he had been CEO. Since then, he has played a key role in growing Davies’s consulting business, which offers customer experience, transformation, analytics, and training solutions to global clients.
Following his promotion as group chief transformation officer, Leedham will oversee the transformation and M&A integration teams globally, including in the US, where Davies has expanded its operations in recent years.
Davies group CEO Dan Saulter congratulated Leedham on his promotion, describing him as “instrumental” in the successful growth of the company’s consulting arm.
“I am also thrilled that once again we’ve been able to promote internally; investing in our people and giving them opportunities for career development is central to our success,” Saulter added.
Leedham likewise expressed excitement about his new role, emphasising how Davies is committed to investing in technology to help clients “weather these more turbulent times” in the global insurance market.
Over the past five years, Davies has invested over four times its initial funding in innovation and digital transformation. This includes the acquisition of Sionic in 2021, which increased the firm’s global technology transformation, digitalisation, international regulatory compliance, and risk management offerings to clients in the insurance, banking, and highly regulated sectors.
Following a period of organic and M&A growth, Davies recently restructured its operations into three core business units: Davies Global Solutions, Davies UK & Ireland, and Davies US.
“Our success in recent years is linked in part to our ability to stay agile, to adapt our structure, and to provide new solutions to our clients across the world,” Saulter said of the firm’s new structure. “As we embark on our next phase of international growth and investment, it is important that we position our business units and leadership so we can best serve our 1,500-plus clients across the globe.”