Old Sarum Park
ExpertiseDirector Fieldwork Archaeology
I joined Wessex Archaeology in 1990, and was appointed Regional Director for WA South fieldwork in 2013. As a lifelong archaeologist, my specialisms over the years have been fieldwork and project management, with a particular focus throughout my career at Wessex Archaeology on fieldwork projects in and around the Stonehenge World Heritage Site. More broadly, much of my project management career has specialised in the strategic direction of archaeological mitigation for major public and private infrastructure projects. This strategy combines delivery of complex archaeological projects using a solution-led approach focusing primarily on effective client liaison, maintenance of viable and valid programmes, collaboration with all stakeholders to monitor progress, provision of guidance to the project team, and both financial control and project quality assurance.
Wessex Archaeology was awarded the A303 Stonehenge Tunnel archaeology contract in October 2020. With the breadth and depth of my experience associated with the Stonehenge World Heritage Site, I was delighted to accept the position as Wessex Archaeology A303 Stonehenge Project Director for the duration of our works. From my earliest days at Wessex Archaeology I have been involved in helping to try and find solutions for the setting of the monument in relation to not only the current A303, but previously the former A344 and original Visitor’s Centre, and I will therefore be proud to complete this process as the A303 Stonehenge Project Director.
From my earliest experiences working with the Central Excavation Unit on the circuit, I have always been motivated by people: not just the privilege of working with colleagues who are overwhelmingly driven by a passion for what they do, but the almost unrivalled opportunity to glimpse into the ordinary day to day lives of the people that we study. Outside of work, my family keeps me busy enough, but in my spare time I travel regularly in support of my home town football club Colchester United (I can take the despair, it’s the hope that gets you), absolutely love cooking, and particularly if the latter is accompanied by a movie or music.”