Ms Elizabeth de Burgh Sidley
Position: Estates and Prep School Committee
Department: Governing Body
Qualifications: BA, FRICS
After taking an honours degree in English at Sussex University, Elizabeth worked for a number of years as a Personal Assistant to various companies in Oxford. She then trained as a building surveyor at Drivers Jonas in London, qualifying as a chartered surveyor in 1979 and becoming a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 1984. In 1988 Elizabeth became an equity partner of Drivers Jonas, and then subsequently of Deloitte LLP following a merger in 2010. Elizabeth retired in 2013.
During her career Elizabeth provided advice on many listed buildings including the Royal Albert Hall, North Mymms Park, Hampton Court Palace, Brooks’s Club and many of the old livery halls in the City. She also dealt with a wide range of building disputes relating to adjoining owners including those arising from the building of the Jubilee Line, the development of Arsenal Football Stadium and other large commercial and residential developments.
Elizabeth is a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors. She is a Patron of the Imperial War Museum, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a Life Member of the Royal Horticultural Society and the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust.