Liz Davidson

Role
Committee Member for Scotland
Liz Davidson is senior project manager on the Glasgow School of Art, Mackintosh Building,

She is overseeing its repair and reconstruction following the devastating fires of 2014 and 2018.

Previous to that Liz was head of Glasgow City Council’s Heritage and Design Department, a post which embraced the protection and change management of the City’s listed buildings and conservation areas.  

She was previously director of the Merchant City Initiative – a National Lottery Heritage Fund-supported regeneration programme focused on properties in the historic Merchant City of Glasgow. The Initiative also broadened its remit to include public art projects, allotments, creative industry and local business support.

From 1992 to 2000 Liz was director of Glasgow Building Preservation Trust, overseeing the restoration and reuse of buildings such as the St Francis Centre in the Gorbals, the Wellpark Enterprise Centre and St Andrews in the Square. She also oversaw the introduction in 1990 of the UK’s first Doors Open Day in the City to celebrate its reign as European Capital of Culture.

Other posts previously held include chair of the UK Association of Preservation Trusts, trustee of the Architectural Heritage Fund, member of the Historic Buildings Council for Scotland and external examiner on the MSc for European Conservation at Dundee College of Art.

Liz was awarded an OBE for services to the heritage and conservation in Scotland in 2010.