Stuart Davies has over 25 years’ experience of working in, and with, the museums, galleries, archives and heritage sectors, managing and directing services nationally. Between 1993 and 1997 Stuart combined being a lecturer in Strategic Management at Leeds University Business Museum with being a consultant. He is also currently a Visiting Professor in Museum Studies at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London and the School of Conservation Studies at Bournemouth University.
From 2008-2010, Stuart was President of the Museums Association and he held influential posts with the Heritage Lottery Fund and Resource: the Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries from 1997 to 2004. As Museums and Access Policy Adviser at HLF he influenced the spread of lottery support throughout the museums and galleries sector and encouraged innovation in practice through the Museums and Galleries Access Fund.
He subsequently authored the government Task Force report, Renaissance in the Regions report (2001), which has become the blueprint for direct government funding of non-national museums in England.
Since July 2004 Stuart has returned to consultancy work as Stuart Davies Associates Ltd. He is also part-time Executive Director of National Heritage, an independent charity that promotes the interests of the visitor to museums and galleries.