Appointed December 2020
Adam Davey is CEO and Company Secretary of The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, which awards Churchill Fellowships each year to over 100 Australians from all walks of life to enable them to travel overseas to explore an issue that they are passionate about. There are no educational requirements and no limit on the topic of projects undertaken, so long as there is a benefit to the community when the recipient returns and shares their findings.
Prior to joining the Trust in 2016, Adam was a senior executive in the Australian Public Service. During his twenty two year public sector career, Adam worked on a wide variety of policies and programs, including public health initiatives such as Australia’s highly successful anti-smoking and immunisation campaigns, as well the introduction of the superannuation guarantee and the good and services tax. He had responsibility for various corporate functions including human resources, communication and parliamentary services.
Adam was born in the ACT and has a BA Comms from the University of Canberra. He lives in Gundaroo – a small semi-rural village in NSW, with his wife and two children. Adam is an avid road cyclist and mountain bike rider and also has an interest in cars, currently a member of the MX5 Club of NSW. He also serves on the Board of Merici College in Canberra.