Archaeologist and heritage professional, leading and transforming projects and organisations. Comprehensive understanding of cultural heritage policy and practice, including ethical and social contexts. Researching complexities of past societies, and engaging with the past in the present.
Cultural heritage organisations need resilient and imaginative leadership. My expertise comes from wide-ranging real-world experience in archaeological practice, cultural heritage consultancy, independent museums and academia; practical experience as CEO, Trustee and Chair. Change must build on existing strengths, and celebrate vocational and entrepreneurial values.
Professionalism is about accountability: to regulators, clients, peers, and the public. My expertise is rooted in developing ethical, sustainable and inclusive approaches to cultural heritage policy and practice in international contexts over more than 30 years. Ethical professionalism is about doing the right thing, not simply ticking boxes.
Heritage policy reflects professional advocacy, or the lack of it. My expertise in environmental, planning, heritage, archaeology and landscape policy is framed by a nuanced understanding of the political contexts of decision-making. This is derived from practical experience across a wide range of situations, going beyond compliance to deliver real public benefit.
Material remains of the past have meaning in the modern world. My expertise in heritage management is rooted in decades of international experience including commercial development, infrastructure projects, 'heritage-led' development, agriculture and forestry - as well as government- and NGO-led placemaking schemes.
The past only exists in the imagination of the present. My expertise in heritage interpretation has evolved in interdisciplinary environments which have taken account of the nuances created by the stories, gaps and silences of the evidence. Working to help build local capacity and understanding in a global context.
Action can only be based on evidence, which requires dedicated and detailed research. My expertise in archaeologies of urbanisation, landscape change, colonialism and industrialisation has come from exploring across spatial and temporal borders. Themes include borderlands, environmental change, contested heritage, religion and identity.
cultural heritage • archaeology • landscape • environment