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.

York Museum Gardens

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 constitution

Our constitution is regularly reviewed and was last amended in 2013.

CBA Constitution (295.5K, .PDF)
CBA Articles of Association (last amended 2019)

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 Staff Team

Dr Mike Heyworth MBE
Executive Director and Company Secretary

Dr Helen Wilkinson
Business Transformation Director (part-time)

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

Conservation, Advocacy & Engagement

Dr Claire Corkill
Development Manager

Dr Joanne Kirton
Youth Engagement Manager

Rachel Arbury
Youth Engagement Assistant

Bob Sydes
Listed Buildings Caseworker for England (part-time)

Catherine Bell
Assistant Caseworker (part-time)

James Rose
Communications & Marketing Manager

Finance and Administration

Sue Nawrocki
Membership Co-ordinator

Tracey Lalley
Finance Administrator (part-time)

Kevin Claxton
Business Support Administrator (part-time)

Mike Pitts
Editor, British Archaeology (freelance)


Job vacancies

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

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