Rhodri Davies

Director, Why Philanthropy Matters

Rhodri Davies is the founder and director of Why Philanthropy Matters.

He is a well-known thinker and commentator on philanthropy and civil society issues, and is regularly invited to write and speak about them for a wide range of audiences.

He also hosts the popular Philanthropisms podcast.

As well as running Why Philanthropy Matters, Rhodri is a Pears Research Fellow in the Centre for Philanthropy at the University of Kent, and the Philanthropy Expert in Residence at the Pears Foundation.

He has published two books: What is Philanthropy For? (Bristol University Press, 2023) and Public Good by Private Means: How philanthropy shapes Britain (Alliance Publishing Trust, 2016).