Tony Davis was born in London in 1965. He went to school near to Heathrow Airport and an early interest in aviation has led to an airline career spanning more than 30 years.
He held a number of management roles with airlines in London, New York and Bahrain before he returned to the UK with British Midland Airways in 1997. He became the founding Managing Director of low cost airline, bmibaby, in 2002.
In 2005 he was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tiger Airways, a low cost airline created by Singapore Airlines. During his time in Asia, he served as a non-executive director of the Singapore Tourism Board and served on various boards in Singapore, Australia and South Korea.
Following his return to the UK in 2012, he became a partner in Irelandia Aviation, a leading airline start-up investment fund with interests in a number of Latin American countries, and established his own aviation consultancy firm.
He has had a lifelong interest in music and the arts, having been an enthusiastic schoolboy musician and his partner of more than 20 years being a professional violinist. He previously served on the board of New College Nottingham and the Lichfield Festival and has a keen interest in youth, diversity and education issues.
Tony and his partner split their time between homes in London and Lichfield. He holds a post graduate diploma in business administration from Lancaster University, is a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, a fellow of the Institute of Travel and Tourism, a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of the Institute of Directors.