DAVID H TOMBACK F.R.I.C.S. is Development Economics Director at Historic England (formerly English Heritage). He qualified as a chartered surveyor in 1974, spending a number of years with various firms of chartered surveyors carrying out a wide range of professional work, particularly in connection with development situations. He later joined a firm of private developers and then became in-house property adviser to an American bank. In 1987 he joined a Swiss owned property development and investment company and helped run the company until 1991 when he formed his own practice.
In April 1993 he joined Historic England where he has a wide remit. This includes providing in-house commercial property advice to the organisation: advice on levels of grants; listed building consents especially in respect of enabling development situations, re-use of redundant historic buildings; and the economics of conservation. He has given expert evidence at public inquires including Smithfield and Greenside. He has been involved in three significant economic studies, namely “The Investment Performance of Listed Buildings”, “The Listing of Buildings – the effect on value” and “The Value of Conservation”. Recently David was responsible for “Heritage Works – The use of historic buildings in regeneration”.
David chaired the working group involved in producing Historic England’s Policy Statement and Practical Guide on Enabling Development. He was a member of the National Audit Office panel of expert valuers reporting on the disposal of NHS Estates properties and is currently a member of the RICS International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board Task Force on Accounting for Heritage. He is a dissertation tutor and visiting lecturer at the College of Estate Management and the universities of Bath, Bristol and Oxford Brookes.
David is married with two grown up children and two grandchildren. His interests are fishing, British military and naval history and arms and armour. He still manages to swim competitively!
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