Dr. Gregory Davids is a Philosophiae Doctor who qualified from the University of Western Cape. Having authored the book titled “Local Government Capacity for Policy Implementation in South Africa: A Study of the Saldanha Bay and Swellendam Municipalities in the Western Cape Province”, which was published on 26 July 2009. Jerome as he is affectionately known, is highly respected in the industry of local government and promotion of good governance. Dr. Gregory Jerome Davids is a Senior Lecturer and faculty Chairperson and member of the Senate Assessment Committee in the School of Governance at the University of the Western Cape. He has also lectured at the Peninsula University of Technology, where he served in numerous committees within the University.
As Harvard South African Fellow, Davids also completed a Programme for Management Development at the Harvard School of Business in the USA. Davids has authored, edited and supervised numerous books on the topics of governance and public sector management.
Some of the leadership roles include Non-Executive Director (Chairperson of Research and Development Committee-Wits), as well as Chairperson of Lungile Mtshotwana Foundatiom which forms part of a collaborative research team that focuses on equitable resource allocation for local government in the Western Cape.