Davidson (pictured) has been a director of Baigrie Davies since 2005 and deputy chair of Aifa since 2006.
Her previous career includes directorship of Holden Meehan where she was involved in the sale of the business to Bradford & Bingley in
2003 and she was also a founding director of Chase De Vere.
Her regulatory experience includes serving on the board of the Personal Investment Authority from 1999 to 2000.
She was a member of the FSA’s regulatory decisions committee from 2001 to 2006 and she is a current member of the FSA’s financial capability steering group.
Cambridge University professor of management Dame Sandra Dawson has also been appointed and the pair will take up their posts on May 1 2010.
The Chancellor Alistair Darling says: “I am very pleased to announce the appointment of these new members to the FSA board. Their skills, knowledge and background will make a valuable contribution to the work of the FSA.”
FSA chairman Adair Turner adds: “I am very pleased to welcome Sandra and Amanda to the FSA board.
“Sandra’s varied experience of management education, financial services and public service, and Amanda’s strong background in independent financial advice and regulation will bring vital extra dimensions and balance to the board’s work.”