Russell Davidson

Governor

Russell Davidson, Governor

Russell Davidson is a Solicitor who specialises in commercial real estate work.

He graduated from Oxford University where he chaired the university law society, and was awarded a Harmsworth Exhibition by the Honorable Society of the Middle Temple.  After 11 years practicing in the City of London he returned to his native Yorkshire, working in Leeds where he helped establish the West Yorkshire professional firms group of Business in the Community.  Russell later set up and grew his own law firm before it was acquired by his present practice.

Russell has extensive experience of the acquisition, refurbishment and disposal of properties for investment and owner occupation, and the funding, site assembly and construction of new development.  He also advises on joint ventures, land-backed securities and option arrangements.

Russell chairs Harrogate's Royal Hall Restoration Trust, set up to protect, restore and increase public enjoyment of the Royal Hall, a grade II* listed building which was once threatened with demolition despite being England's last remaining 'kursaal' concert hall.  He also served on the board of Harrogate's White Rose Theatre.  His previous appointments include governor of Harrogate Grammar School; board member and chair of the finance committee of Bradford & Northern Housing Association and governor of the SportsAid foundation.

Charitable Trusteeships

Royal Hall Restoration Trust
Henshaws Society for Blind People
Harrogate and District Improvement Trust