Lee Davies

Chief Executive


Lee Davies is the Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) and the 2011 – 12 President of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE). In addition to being a Fellow of CIPHE he is a Fellow of the Institute for Learning (IfL), a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) and a Fellow of the Institute for Leadership and Management (InstLM).

Lee was appointed to the role of Chief Executive of CIPA in October 2011, taking up his post in February 2012. Prior to this, Lee held the position of Deputy Chief Executive of the Institute for Learning, the professional body for further education teachers and trainers, where he was instrumental in reforming and refocusing professional identity in the sector and in establishing IfL as a regulatory professional body. Lee has enjoyed a long career in further education and skills, having led the Thames & Solent District of the Workers’ Educational Association (a voluntary membership body providing adult education) and before that having held a number of senior roles at Highbury College, Portsmouth.

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