Mick Davis

Mick Davis and 101-year-old Naim Dangoor knighted in Queen's birthday honours

By Naomi Firsht and Rosa Doherty, June 12, 2015

Jewish figures from the worlds of education, business, inter-faith relations and philanthropy have been recognised in the Queen's birthday honours.

Iraqi-born entrepreneur Naim Dangoor was knighted for his “extraordinarily generous philanthropy to a range of health, educational and religious charities”.


Choose which side you are on, say UK Jewish leaders

By Marcus Dysch, August 1, 2014

Jewish community leaders have called on the world to “pick which side they are on – Israel or Hamas” as the violence in Gaza continues.

In a message sent to rabbis ahead of Shabbat, Jewish Leadership Council chairman Mick Davis and Board of Deputies president Vivian Wineman said the international community must make tough decisions.


Leaders back Mick Davis after ‘unprovoked' JNF chief attack

By Simon Rocker, March 20, 2014

A group of communal figures has condemned the attack on Jewish Leadership Council chairman Mick Davis made by JNF UK head Samuel Hayek.

In a JC article last week, Mr Hayek lambasted “this wretched armchair Zionist leadership”, saying that Mr Davis should support the Israeli government rather than publicly criticise it over the peace process.


JNF head attacks Mick Davis over Israel

By Simon Rocker, March 13, 2014

The chairman of JNF UK, Samuel Hayek, has launched a withering attack on Jewish Leadership Council chief Mick Davis for criticising the Israeli government and for his “wretched armchair Zionist leadership”.


‘Mick the Miner’ is back with a multi-million pound bang

By Alex Brummer, October 17, 2013

Mick Davis, the former chief executive of Xstrata, has lost no time getting back into the corporate swim following the takeover of the mining group by its biggest investor Glencore in May.


Chief Rabbi — we are proud of you

By Mick Davis, August 30, 2013

In my communal roles, both at the Jewish Leadership Council and UJIA, one of the real perks has been the opportunity to engage with the Chief Rabbi.

I have always found our relationship to be one of sincerity and warmth.


British Jews discuss peace efforts with Jordan's King Abdullah

By Jennifer Lipman, June 16, 2012

Representatives of the British Jewish community met the King of Jordan on Friday to discuss the development of the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians.

The meeting, hosted by JLC chair of trustees Mick Davis, was also attended by senior figures from the Board of Deputies.


UJIA's Mick Davis to get £29m to stay at Xstrata

By Jessica Elgot, June 1, 2012

UJIA’s chairman Mick Davis has been offered £29m, with bonuses of a further £6 million, to stay at the helm of mining company Xstrata, after the company merges.

South African-born Mr Davis, the chief executive of Xstrata and chair of the Jewish Leadership Council, is expected to remain chief executive when the company merges with commodity trader Glencore.


JNF leaves JLC over Israel support

By Jennifer Lipman, February 25, 2011

JNF UK has walked out of the Jewish Leadership Council (JLC), following rumours that it was considering such a move.

According to the Jerusalem Post the organisation has parted company with the 30-member council over concern about the JLC’s stance on Israel.


Tzipi Livni: We ALL have a voice on Israel

By Stephen Pollard and Martin Bright, February 11, 2011

EXCLUSIVE: Israel's Opposition leader, Tzipi Livni, has made an unprecedented declaration of support for the call by Mick Davis, chairman of both the UJIA and the executive committee of the Jewish Leadership Council, for a role for the diaspora in discussing Israel's future.

Ms Livni, speaking to the JC, said: "As leaders, we in Israel must take into account the concerns of diaspora Jewry. Israel is strong enough to take criticism from within the family of Jews, who say, ok, we disapprove of Israeli policy, but we stand firm for Israel."