Archaeology for all - Council for British Archaeology

Archaeology Matters

About us

The Council for British Archaeology is an educational charity working throughout the UK to involve people in archaeology and to promote the appreciation and care of the historic environment for the benefit of present and future generations.

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Under the mission statement, Archaeology for All we aim to deliver our strategy through four main objectives:

  • participation
  • discovery
  • advocacy and
  • sustainability.

These are set out in our current strategy for 2016–19 titled 'Making Archaeology Matter'.

Our history

The Council was founded in 1944 for the 'safeguarding of all kinds of archaeological material and the strengthening of existing measures for the care of ancient and historic buildings, monuments, and antiquities' and to improve public education about archaeology.

The organisation has grown over the years and is now a charity registered in England and Wales (no 287815) and in Scotland (no SC041971). It is also a Company Limited by Guarantee, registered in England No. 1760254.

Our trustees

The Council is run by a board of trustees on behalf of the membership.Trustees are elected by the members and report back to members at twice-yearly meetings held at various locations around the UK.

Our team

Dr Mike Heyworth MBE
Director & Company Secretary

Gill Bull
Deputy Director

Fiona Derbyshire
Business Manager

Conservation & advocacy

Cyllene Griffiths
Director, CBA Wales/Cymru (part-time)

Dr Suzanne Lilley
Listed Building Caseworker for England

Dr Rob Lennox
Local Heritage Coordinator (part-time)

Dr Lorna Richardson
Local Heritage Coordinator (part-time)

Debbie Frearson
Local Heritage Coordinator (part-time)

Public engagement

Sophie Pointon
Events Officer (part-time)

Cecilia Tuvo
Young Archaeologists’ Club Volunteer Co-ordinator (part-time)

Nicky Milsted
Young Archaeologists’ Club Communications Officer (part-time)

Mike Pitts
Editor, British Archaeology (freelance)

Finance, Administration & Marketing

Dave Moore
Communications Officer

Sue Nawrocki
CBA Membership Co-ordinator

Tracey Lalley
Finance Assistant (part-time)

Dr Claire Corkill
Office Administrator

Kathryn Richardson
Marketing Assistant (part-time)



Job vacancies

Please see current positions available at the Council for British Archaeology.

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