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Daniel Davies' term as IoL Chairman extended for a further 3 years Published Date: 27/02/2020

Daniel Davies’ term as chairman of the IoL extended

The Institute of Licensing (IoL), the professional body for licensing professionals, has extended Daniel Davies’ term as chairman. Following a Board meeting on Wednesday 26th February 2020, IoL Directors re-elected Davies as National Chair for a further term until February 2023.

Davies, who is Founder and CEO of Rockpoint Leisure and Founder and previous CEO of CPL Training Group, said: “After 5 years of being Chairman I’m honored to be asked to extend my term within the IoL. I’m very fortunate to work with a fantastic team of people and have the support of a great Board of Directors. I am very much looking forward to the next 3 years and making sure the IoL are at the focal point of discussions with government departments, whilst continuing to move the organisation forward for the benefit of our membership".

Davies, who succeeded Jon Collins in February 2015, was recognised by the Board for guiding the IoL through major developments. In September 2016, Davies represented the IoL at an inquiry by the House of Lords Select Committee, which investigated potential reforms of the Licensing Act 2003, and in 2019 he addressed the House of Lords Select Committee responsible for looking at the Regeneration of Seaside Towns, with the regeneration project in New Brighton highlighted in the Select Committee report.

Under Davies’ leadership, the IoL continues to extend its reach in the licensed trade with regular engagement in many industry led forums and events. Training and events continue to develop, and Davies was instrumental in establishing a further IoL publication, the LINK magazine which complements the IoL’s professional Journal of Licensing.

IoL Vice Chairman Gary Grant, said: "Dan has been integral to the recent growth of the Institute into the leading practitioners‘ organisation in UK licensing. His business acumen and tremendous drive have broadened the Institute’s membership from its local authority origins into a broad-church that now includes many of the leading trade organisations and major commercial players. Dan’s re-appointment as Chair will help the Institute to further its pursuit of excellence in licensing over the next 3 years."