David Davies has been the Executive Director of PACTS since January 2013 with executive responsibility for policy, research, finance and management. He has a background in transport and public sector scrutiny. This includes work as a transport policy officer at Birmingham City Council; as a transport consultant with Allott & Lomax and, briefly, with Arup in Hong Kong; and as an independent consultant which included five years at the Transport Research Lab. More recently, David worked as a performance specialist for the Audit Commission undertaking services inspections, comprehensive performance assessment and related tasks. In 2007 he moved to the House of Commons Transport Select Committee, managing its inquiries into road safety, aviation strategy, high-speed rail, national policy for ports and bus competition.