The National Trust (NSW) announces new Director, Conservation, as Graham Quint retires after 40 years

David Burdon has been announced as the new Director, Conservation, at the National Trust (NSW) following Graham Quint’s retirement after 40 years of service at the heritage conservation charity. Graham Quint commenced at the National Trust in 1980 and fulfilled numerous roles before leading advocacy.

David Burdon has commenced at the National Trust (NSW) as the charity’s new Conservation Director.

No stranger to the National Trust, David Burdon has played an active role as a technical committee member for over a decade and is current Chair of both the Built Heritage Committee at the National Trust, and the Chair of the National Trust Heritage Awards judging panel.

David’s professional background in architecture commenced with his studies at Sydney University, followed by experience in the NSW Government Architect’s Office. In 2015 David moved to the United Kingdom when he was awarded the Lethaby Scholarship in building conservation and repair by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, based in London. Returning to Australia in 2016, David fulfilled architectural roles at Hector Abrahams Architects and most recently as Senior Architect at Purcell.

“The legacy that Graham Quint leaves after his 40 years at the National Trust is significant, and I am honoured to follow him in the role of Conservation Director. Our historic and natural environment needs a strong voice, and I am excited to be able to help ensure the National Trust continues to be an effective advocate for conservation in New South Wales, said David Burdon.”

“It gives me the greatest of pleasure to welcome David Burdon to the National Trust leadership team,” said Debbie Mills, Chief Executive Office, National Trust (NSW).

For further comment or to arrange an interview with David Burdon, contact:

Lyndal Stuart

Director, Marketing and Communications
National Trust (NSW)

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The National Trust (NSW) announces new Director, Conservation, as Graham Quint retires after 40 years


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