Sir Michael Davis is Chairman of Macsteel, a global trading and shipping company. From 2001 to 2013 he was Chief Executive of Xstrata, one of the world’s largest global diversified mining and metal companies. Prior to joining Xstrata he was Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of Billiton Plc.
He has extensive capital markets and corporate transaction experience. During his career, he has raised more than $40B from global capital markets and successfully completed more than $120B of corporate transactions including the listing of Billiton on the London Stock Exchange, the merger of BHP and Billiton into the largest diversified mining company in the world and the successful merger of Xstrata and Glencore. Sir Davis obtained a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from Rhodes University in 1979 and an Honorary Doctorate from Bar Ilan University in 2012.