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Daniel Davies appointed Chairman of The Institute of Licensing

Monday, 23 February 2015

Congratulations to CPL Training Group’s CEO, Dan Davies who last month was appointed Chairman of The Institute of Licensing. Dan took over the reins of the membership and training organisation for licensing professionals from Jon Collins who after four years in the role has relocated to the United States. Jon said of Dan’s appointment “We are delighted to welcome Daniel to the Board of the Institute of Licensing. His skills and expertise will add to the strength of the Board and will help move the Institute forward.”

Dan is supported in the driving seat by existing Vice-Chairmen Myles Bebbington and Barrister Gary Grant QC. On his appointment Dan hinted at his plans for IOL saying “There are exciting times ahead for the Institute of Licensing and I look forward to using my expertise in business to bring fresh, entrepreneurial ideas to the Institute whilst ensuring it remains focussed and relevant.”

Endorsements for Dan in the role have come from across the industry. Tim Hulme, Chief Executive of the British Institute of Innkeeping said, "At a time of great change for our industry, I can think of no one better placed than Dan Davies in leading the IOL through its next period of change. His entrepreneurialism and understanding of the regulatory environment will offer a different dimension to the Institute and the BII looks forward to working more closely with their team."

Kate Nicholls, Chief Executive of ALMR added, “The Institute of Licensing is a unique forum which brings together the trade, the legal and enforcement communities to discuss licensing law and the regulatory environment. We are delighted that Dan has taken up the post of Chairman as with his background, passion and determination he will help to galvanise debate and translate it into practical partnership solutions. We already work closely with Dan and CPL to promote professional standard and look forward to working closely with him in his new role.”

Whilst Brigid Simmons, Chief Executive of BBPA commented, “I am absolutely delighted that Daniel is taking up this new post. He brings with him a wealth of hugely relevant experience, and I look forward to working with him in his new role. When it comes to ensuring that the Licensing Act works effectively at safeguarding responsible retailing, working in partnership with others has never been more important.”