Colonel Jane Davis OBE QVRM TD DL
Colonel Davis trained as a nurse at St Stephen’s Hospital London, qualifying in 1976. She has spent her nursing career in the NHS mainly at London Hospitals, within in A&E and Critical Care. Most recently until April 2020 as the Secondary Care Nurse on the board of the Governing Body of NHS Camden Clinical Commissioning Group. She is a registrant panel member with the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council, where she sits as a Chair on panels of the conduct and competence hearings. She is also on the Board of The HALO Trust, is a member of the Development Board for Breast Care Haven and sits on the Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch Committee.
She was commissioned as a Lieutenant into the Territorial Army in 1981, joining 217 London General Hospital (Volunteers). She remained with the London Field Hospital until 2003 when she was promoted to Colonel and took command of 306 Field Hospital. In 2006 she was appointed as TA Col Nursing at 2nd Med Bde and in 2009 as Deputy Commander of 2nd Med Bde, the post she held until her retirement in Sept 2015.
Colonel Davis was deployed to Afghanistan in 2011 as the Senior Nurse for the Role 3 Hospital at Camp Bastion. She was the Colonel Commandant of the QARANC from 2014 to 2020.
She was awarded the Territorial Decoration in 1994, the QVRM in the New Year’s Honours in 2001 and the OBE in the New Year’s Honours in 2012.
She served from 2005 to 2009 as the Queens Honorary Nurse.
In 2008 Colonel Davis was appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant for Greater London and was the Representative DL for the London Borough of Lewisham and in May 2018 was appointed as the Vice Lord Lieutenant of Greater London.
Colonel Davis travels widely with The HALO Trust an International NGO that she has supported for over 27 years and has had the honour of visiting Angola, Mozambique, Somaliland, Kosovo, Abkhazia, Georgia, Nagorno Karabakh, Cambodia, Lebanon, Ivory Coast, Sri Lanka, The West Bank, Columbia, Zimbabwe, Myanmar and Afghanistan; where her involvement includes development of training programmes for the minefield paramedics, procurement of medical equipment and the training and validation of minefield paramedics.
Jane is a Liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths since 2012 and was elected to the Court in 2018. She is also a Freeman of the Guild of Nurses. Her other interests when she has time include skiing, walking and gardening.