New Chair for Heritage Council

Heritage Minister Mark Speakman has announced the appointment of Stephen Davies as the new Chair of the NSW Heritage Council.

Mr Davies, a heritage consultant, has served on the Heritage Council since 2014. He has an outstanding record of achievement in the heritage space across government, as a consultant and at the National Trust.

“I look forward to Stephen’s stewardship of the Council, and note his particular passion for sustainability in heritage places,” Mr Speakman said.

“Our unique heritage is a key pillar of our quality of life, our economy, and our identity, and Stephen has a broad background, which will help him be a strong advocate for achieving practical heritage conservation.”

Mr Speakman also thanked outgoing Chair Professor Lawrence Nield for his work on the Council.

“Professor Nield was a strong Heritage Council Chair. He expanded the Council’s focus on regional and indigenous heritage, and helped to engage a new generation in regional communities on heritage matters,” Mr Speakman said.

 “His leadership has protected many places that were overlooked previously, for the benefit of future generations. I wish Professor Nield all the best for the future.”