David Davies has a background in sustainable transport, road safety and public sector scrutiny. His PhD Planning for cycling in the West Midlands led to his appointment as transport policy officer at Birmingham City Council where he led on cycling policy. He then worked as a transport consultant with Allott & Lomax in Birmingham and with Arup in Hong Kong. As David Davies Associates, he specialised in sustainable transport research, policy and design, including five years at the Transport Research Lab, the DfT and a number of local authorities.
He is the author/managing editor of several CIHT Guidelines, including Cycle-friendly infrastructure and Providing for journeys on foot. In 2003 he moved to the Audit Commission, undertaking transport and environment inspections and performance assessments of local authorities.
In 2007 he moved to the House of Commons Transport Select Committee, managing its inquiries into road safety, aviation strategy, high-speed rail, national policy for ports and bus competition. He has been the Executive Director of PACTS since January 2013. He is most proud of their report What kills most on the roads?