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 2010–15 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

Louise Ennis
Head of Strategic Development

Conservation & advocacy

Claire Price
Conservation and Community Officer for England 


Head of Engagement
Elvie Thompson

Tara-Jane Sutcliffe
Community Archaeology Training Coordinator

Sophie Pointon
Events Officer (part-time)

Rachel Mort
Young Archaeologists’ Club Volunteer Co-ordinator

Communications & Marketing

Dave Moore
Communications Officer (part-time)

Catrina Appleby
Publications Officer (part-time)

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

Sarah Howard
Information Officer

Mike Pitts
Editor, British Archaeology (freelance)

Frances Mee
Publications Assistant (freelance)

Finance & Administration

Peter Olver
Finance Director

Sue Nawrocki
CBA Membership Co-ordinator

Cecilia Tuvo
Membership Administrator

Tracey Lalley
Finance Assistant (part-time)

Julia Johnson
Finance Assistant/Office Administrator


Job vacancies

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

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