Our Team

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Philip Davies (Chair) is 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.

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Lucy Denton is 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.

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Francis Maude is 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.

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Rowenna Wood is 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.

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Peregrine Bryant is 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.

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Nicolette Duckham is an architectural historian and has worked as a building conservation officer in Cape Town and London. She wrote her thesis on the domestic work of Sir Herbert Baker, and helped to write and illustrate the definitive work on Victorian architecture in South Africa.

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James Simpson is a trustee of the Asia Scotland Trust which advises on Scotland’s heritage in Asia. A highly-experienced Edinburgh architect, he trained with Sir Bernard Feilden. Now a consultant with Simpson & Brown, he has worked on many conservation projects throughout the UK, and also in India and Burma.