Philip Davies, Chair
An international heritage and planning consultant and former Planning and Development Director at English Heritage. A best-selling author, and expert on the architectural heritage of the Commonwealth, he has travelled worldwide providing guidance on the conservation of the UKs shared heritage.
Francis Maude, Deputy Chair
An architect and conservation specialist. His many projects have included the Palace of Westminster and the Temperate House at Kew (both World Heritage sites), as well as the Parliament and President’s House in Trinidad, the Jai Vilas Palace in Gwalior, India and the City Hall in Georgetown, Guyana.
Geoffrey Rice, Hon. Treasurer
He is a retired company secretary. After a career spent largely in the investment trust sector, his retirement roles include acting as secretary, treasurer or examiner for a number of charities and voluntary groups. History and the built environment are particular interests.
An architectural historian and writer with twenty years’ experience in the arts and heritage sectors. She has worked for Sotheby’s and written for Country Life. Her research at various historic sites has unearthed evidence which has transformed their understanding and interpretation.
An Associate and Heritage Consultant at Purcell. Projects include work for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in north-east India and a Heritage Strategy for South Georgia. Her academic work explored the history of monument conservation and the re-presentation of museums in India.
An architectural historian who has over 30 years experience in the heritage sector and as a building conservation officer in London and Cape Town. She wrote her thesis on the domestic work of Sir Herbert Baker, which was inspired by her mother's work as an artist and architectural historian in South Africa.
Chairman of the Friends of the Georgian Society of Jamaica and vice-chairman of the UK Georgian Group. A leading conservation architect, he started his own practice in 1994 after working with Jeremy and Patricia Benson. He is an expert in the historic buildings of Jamaica, which he visits regularly.
An experienced director of heritage, arts and culture with specialisms in capital projects for listed buildings, fundraising and education. Formerly Head of Arts for the LB of Richmond upon Thames, currently she is the Director for GEM, the Group for Education in Museums, and Development and Projects Manager at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance.
A director of the leading classical and traditional architecture and urban design practice, ADAM Architecture. Robbie has experience of designing and leading projects for new private residences, public buildings, conservation and restoration projects, major new master plans plus international work in Nigeria, Cuba and other countries.
The principal of Giles Quarme Architects, a leading practice specialising in the conservation of historic buildings. Giles has worked on major historic buildings in Britain and the Commonwealth. He is chairman of the Ancient Monuments Society and a former Trustee of the Georgian Group, ICOMOS UK, SAVE Britain’s Heritage and English Heritage’s London Advisory Committee.
Elsie Owusu OBE
Elsie Owusu, Principal of Elsie Owusu Architects Ltd., is a Ghanaian-British architect, urban planner, conservationist and Founding Chair of the Society of Black Architects. Elsie’s past projects include the roles of co-lead architect on the UK Supreme Court and London’s Green Park Station. Current projects include an eco-masterplan in Apowa-Takoradi Ghana, an arts complex in Lagos for the eminent artist Yinka Shonibare CBE and passive-eco homes in Sussex, UK.
A runner-up for RIBA President in 2018, Elsie was re-elected to the RIBA National Council. In 2003, she was honoured by HM The Queen for services to architecture. Chair, International Advisory Committee.