About the Trust
Kenneth Drennan is an architect and town planner. He is a former Chief Executive of Dunfermline District Council and a former Divisional Director of the Scottish Development Agency. Ken is currently the Chairman of the Town & Country Planning Association, Scotland. Ken, a member of Strathclyde Building Preservation Trust since 2002, has held the office of Vice Chairman and from August 2008 until the present day, the office of Chairman.
Richard Colwell has had a career in Local Government, New Towns in both England and Scotland and was Director of Property and Urban Renewal with the Scottish Development Agency from 1976 - 1991. Richard has been a member of Strathclyde Building Preservation Trust since 1989, becoming Vice Chairman in 1992 and holding the office of Chairman of the Trust from 2000 until August 2008.
David T Martin MBE is an architect and historian who worked for 20 years as a Building Conservation Officer for Glasgow City Council and its predecessors. He took early retirement in 1999 and now spends his time teaching, doing voluntary work and writing books. He was awarded an MBE for “Services to the Conservation of the Built Environment” in 2002.
Brenda Jones is a Chartered Surveyor and works for as a Project Manager for multi-discipline consultants Parsons Brinckerhoff. She manages major construction projects on behalf of a range of public and private sector clients. Recently completed projects include the Highland Archive & Registration Centre in Inverness and Newhaven Fishmarket in Leith. Brenda has over 20 years experience in the construction industry, having originally worked as a Building Surveyor specialising in the refurbishment and conversion of historic buildings.
Liz Davidson OBE is currently the Principal of City Design with Development and Regeneration Services, Glasgow. Previously Liz was Project Director of the Merchant City Townscape Heritage Initiative, Director of Glasgow Building Preservation Trust and has also worked at the Scottish Civic Trust, Edinburgh New Town Conservation Trust. She was seconded to Historic Scotland to set up and manage the roll out of the Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme. Liz is a trustee of the Architectural Heritage Fund and sits on the newly established Technical Advisory Group for the Scottish Lime Centre. She is External Examiner at the University of Dundee School of Town and Regional Planning’s MSc in European Urban Conservation and has formerly held the post of Chair of the UK Association of Building Preservation Trusts and is a past member of the Historic Buildings Council for Scotland.