David Livingstone Trust

The David Livingstone Governance

The governance arrangements are established in the Memorandum of Association (of 1930 and 1990). These constitutional documents identify three types of governor as set out in detail below:

Ex Officio Governors

  • Her Majesty’s Secretary of State for Scotland
  • His Excellency, The High Commissioner, Republic of Botswana
  • His Excellency, The High Commissioner, Republic of Zimbabwe
  • His Excellency, The High Commissioner, Republic of Malawi
  • His Excellency, The High Commissioner, Republic of Zambia
  • Mushtaq Ahmad, The Lord Lieutenant of the County of Lanark

Current Nominated Governors

  • Provost Ian McAllen, South Lanarkshire Council
  • Dr Jonathan Cossar, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, Glasgow
  • Mr D Stuart Frame, Royal Scottish Geographical Society
  • Marjorie Vennelle, Church of Scotland World Mission
  • Douglas Hay, United Reformed Church, Scotland
  • Lional Chambers, Scottish Episcopal Church
  • Rev Gordon Armstrong, United Free Church of Scotland

Elected Governors

  • Chair, Dr Isabel Bruce OBE
  • Vice-Chair, Dr Neil L Wilson, (David Livingstone’s Great Great Grandson)
  • Mrs Elspeth J Murdoch, (David Livingstone’s Great Granddaughter)
  • Mr Ian L Livingstone CBE
  • Mr Graeme Walker
  • Mr Norman Chipakupaku
  • Mr Kenneth Norris
  • Dr John D McArthur

Trust Ambassadors

  • Sir Kenneth Calman
  • Andrew Smith

Executive Committee

  • Chair, Dr Isabel Bruce OBE
  • Company Secretary, Stuart Frame
  • Treasurer, Alastair Firth
  • Douglas Hay
  • David Brown
  • Miller MacLean
  • Judith Williamson