Jonathan (Jon) Gill

Jonathan (Jon) Gill

Project Manager

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Tel:
01865 980740
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07738 252 408
Office:
Oxford
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Jon has worked in Oxford Archaeology’s Historic Buildings Department since 1998, and he particularly specialises in the investigation of post-medieval and modern buildings. He holds a BA in Architecture, as well as a Masters Degree in Industrial Archaeology from the Ironbridge Institute, and he is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA).

Jon helps to coordinate the overall department’s workload, as well as manages individual projects, undertakes on-site investigations, writes reports and tenders for new work. He undertakes a wide range of projects, including conservation management plans, impact assessments, environmental statements, large-scale building recording prior to developments, and small-scale assessments to assist in planning applications. While with OA, Jon has worked on scheduled Cold War sites, Royal Palaces, airfields, industrial complexes, gunpowder factories, grand country houses, and much more humble dwellings.

Jonathan (Jon) Gill

Jonathan (Jon) Gill

Project Manager

Team:
Tel:
01865 980740
Mobile:
07738 252 408
Office:
Oxford
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Jon has worked in Oxford Archaeology’s Historic Buildings Department since 1998, and he particularly specialises in the investigation of post-medieval and modern buildings. He holds a BA in Architecture, as well as a Masters Degree in Industrial Archaeology from the Ironbridge Institute, and he is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA).

Jon helps to coordinate the overall department’s workload, as well as manages individual projects, undertakes on-site investigations, writes reports and tenders for new work. He undertakes a wide range of projects, including conservation management plans, impact assessments, environmental statements, large-scale building recording prior to developments, and small-scale assessments to assist in planning applications. While with OA, Jon has worked on scheduled Cold War sites, Royal Palaces, airfields, industrial complexes, gunpowder factories, grand country houses, and much more humble dwellings.

Chris Hayden

Chris Hayden

Project Manager

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Oxford
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Chris is a senior project manager in the post-excavation department at OA South. His responsibilities are focused on the management of the final stages of projects: assessment and analysis of the results of excavations, and publication of a final report. This role involves focusing resources as efficiently as possible upon both the needs of our clients and relevant academic research questions.

Chris has worked at OA for over 14 years on projects ranging from an early Neolithic long house in Kent to the world’s first purpose-built office building, Somerset House in London. He has special interests in the prehistoric period, especially the Neolithic and Bronze Age, and in the use of quantitative methods in post-excavation analysis.

Chris has a BSc from the Institute of Archaeology in London and a PhD from Cambridge. He has worked on numerous excavations in Britain, France, Germany, Malta and Peru, and lectured for two years at the University of California, Berkeley.

Charlotte Howsam

Charlotte Howsam

Project Officer

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Oxford
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Charlotte joined the post-excavation team at OA South in 2019.

Having been interested in history and archaeology from school days, Charlotte graduated with a BA in Classical and Historical Archaeology from the University of Sheffield in 2010. She developed a particular interest in the material culture of the medieval period and went on to complete an MA in Material Culture Studies, also at the University of Sheffield. She stayed on to undertake doctoral research, investigating late medieval book fittings archaeologically recovered from English monastic sites.

After gaining her PhD in 2016, and following a period of work with the university, she joined Archaeology South-East (UCL) in 2017 where, on joining the post-excavation team, she further developed her research and writing skills through the production of a wide variety of grey literature reports and publications.

Gary Jones

Gary Jones

Project Manager

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Tel:
01865 980787
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07584 501 603
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Oxford
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Gary studied archaeology in Cardiff, where his interest in prehistory coincided with the development of GIS and its use the spatial analysis of past landscapes, and he analysed privacy within Bulgarian Tell settlements during his M.Sc. at UCL.
 
Hired as a GIS specialist, Gary's role at OA has expanded along with the discipline and he undertakes various aspects of GIS management, analysis, and development - including utilising databases (MS Access & PostgreSQL/PostGIS), and intelligently incorporating more recent technologies, such as photogrammetry. Projects have varied from numerous characterisation studies (including an Historic Seascapes Characterisation Project), publication drafts, site data management, and co-managing the COMIC 3 project undertaken for English Heritage.
 
Gary has also focused on the dissemination of archaeological data within an IT framework. This includes the use of data within OA, aiming to push the company forward in regards to data storage, accessibility and usability, and as part of the wider archaeological community, where he is a member of the ICOMOS UK - Digital Technology Committee.
Andrew Lane

Andrew Lane

Chief Financial Officer

Tel:
01865 980701
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07708 474 990
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Oxford
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Andy joined OA as CFO in March 2021. Andy is a very experienced financial professional and joined OA after spending the past decade in global roles in the international charity sector. Prior to this he worked in industry and business consultancy. As well as financial management, Andy has extensive experience in business change, technology delivery, programme management and digital transformation.

At OA, Andy has overall responsibility for the leadership of finance, legal, HR, property and administration across all aspects of the charity.

Steve Lawrence

Steve Lawrence

Project Manager

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Tel:
01865 980780
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07738 252 409
Office:
Oxford
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Steve has experience at many levels of fieldwork, having been employed in professional archaeology since 1994. Throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, Steve was responsible for the field direction of excavations of several large late Iron Age and Roman settlements. These include two large rural Roman ‘small towns’ and a villa complex. Each project was completed over periods of several months with large field teams, and included significant volunteer involvement that had to be managed as part of the excavations. Following fieldwork, Steve had a role in the analysis and publication of each site, and was the lead author for the Higham Ferrers and Thurnham Villa monographs.

Steve also has a wide range of project management experience, with notable large projects being the investigation of an important copper works at Swansea, carriage widening around the M25, and the ongoing excavations at Great Western Park, Didcot. Each of these have provided challenging programmes, deadlines, excavation conditions and archaeological remains, which have been successfully managed to provide project delivery to the clients.

Louise Loe

Louise Loe

Head of Heritage Burial Services

Tel:
01865 980741
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07876 642 752
Office:
Oxford
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Holding a BA in Archaeology and a PhD in Biological Anthropology from the University of Bristol, Louise has over 20 years' experience in the excavation and analysis of human remains from archaeological sites. As Head of Burials, Louise leads and manages a team dedicated to all aspects of burial archaeology, providing expert guidance, advice, consultancy and quality assurance on burial-related projects.

Louise directed the excavation and analysis of WWI mass graves in Fromelles, France, and subsequently served on the Joint Australian and British Government identification board. She has contributed numerous osteology reports on assemblages both large and small and dating from prehistory to early modern, to publications, and has published on peri-mortem trauma.

Louise is a member of the Institute for Archaeologists (MIfA) and the British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology (BABAO). She is also a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (FSA), a Research Associate at the School of Archaeology, University of Oxford, and Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Archaeology, University of Reading.

Charlotte Malone

Charlotte Malone

Senior Project Manager

Tel:
01865 980 759
Mobile:
07725 782 617
Office:
Oxford
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Charlotte joined OA South as a Project Officer in Heritage Management Services in 2016. Before joining OA, she worked as a heritage consultant at Amec Foster Wheeler. Charlotte has worked extensively in local government archaeology, and spent three years working on the Oxfordshire HLC project. She has a BA in Archaeology and a MSC in Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology.

Lauren McIntyre

Lauren McIntyre

Project Officer

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Tel:
01865 980743
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07584 501 523
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Oxford
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Lauren graduated with a BA in Archaeology and Prehistory from the University of Sheffield in 2004. She since gained an MSc in Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology, and completed a doctoral thesis exploring palaeodemography, diet and health in the population of Roman York. Her specialisms within the field of osteoarchaeology include palaeodemographic analysis and Romano-British urban populations.

A member of the British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaelogy (BABAO), Lauren has substantial experience working as an osteoarchaeologist for a variety of institutions, both on site and in the laboratory. In 2008 she conducted analysis of over 550 skeletons multi-period cemetery of All Saints Fishergate in York, including analysis of 113 individuals interred in ten mass graves and thought to be Parliamentary soldiers pertaining to the 1644 Siege of York. This excavation was shortlisted for "Rescue Dig of the Year" by Current Archaeology.

Lauren joined the team at Heritage Burial Services, at the Oxford Archaeology South office in August 2015. She has also recently become an eMentor to archaeology students at the University of Sheffield.

Rebecca Nicholson

Rebecca Nicholson

Environmental manager

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01865 980724
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07584 501 567
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Oxford
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Rebecca Nicholson graduated with a BA (Hons) in Archaeology and History from the University of York, followed by an MA in Environmental Archaeology and Palaeoeconomy (University of Sheffield) and a D.Phil (University of York). Her professional career started in the 1980s as a technician in the Environmental Archaeology Unit at the University of York, followed by employment as environmental archaeologist for a commercial archaeological unit in Newcastle and academic research posts at the Universities of York and Bradford. She joined Oxford Archaeology as Environmental Manager in 2005.

Rebecca is responsible for designing and co-ordinating the sampling programmes for OAS excavations and liaises with other specialists within and outside OA to ensure high academic standards and to provide an effective outcome for our clients. Her specialism is archaeozoology, particularly the study of fish remains and fishing through the ages, and she has worked on many assemblages mostly from England and Scotland. Rebecca also has an editorial role in other post-excavation projects.

She is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA), a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (FSA Scot), and member of the Association for Environmental Archaeology.

Dan Poore

Dan Poore

Chief Business Officer

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Tel:
01865 980725
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07725 782 597
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Oxford
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Dan has worked for OA since 1992, starting as a volunteer and working his way up the fieldwork ranks. He has extensive experience of project management and the pursuit of new contracts, gained from his years as a Senior Project Manager and then as head of the OA South Fieldwork and Contracts teams. As CBO, he is responsible for operations company-wide, ensuring quality and compliance across all OA projects. He also leads on business development.

Dan is also responsible for Health and Safety at OA. He is a Technical Member of the Institute of Safety and Health (IOSH). He is a Director of the Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers (FAME) and is its advisor on health and safety issues. Dan is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA), and also regularly advises the organisation in health and safety matters, as well as being a member of its Registered Organisations Committee. Dan is closely involved in OA’s partnerships, particularly with Pre-Construct Archaeology and Cotswold Archaeology, and leads on the COPA team bidding for work on Phase 1 of HS2.

Dan's main interest is in Anglo-Saxon archaeology and in particular the origins of Oxford. He is a member of the Oxfordshire Architectural and Historical Society.

Adrienne Powell

Adrienne Powell

Archaeozoologist

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Oxford
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David Score

David Score

Head of Fieldwork

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Tel:
01865 980738
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07725 782 591
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Oxford
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David has worked as a professional archaeologist for OA since graduating from Reading University in 1996 with a first class honours degree in Archaeology. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA), and has managed a portfolio of diverse projects, which currently includes one of the largest urban regeneration developments in the country and a number of significant infrastructure schemes.

David has considerable project management experience in fieldwork, post-excavation and consultancy within a commercial environment and is a flexible and adaptable manager. An adept problem solver, often formulating new strategies for excavating and recording the archaeological evidence to satisfy client requirements, he is experienced at planning archaeological investigations to coincide with the work programmes of major development projects, and is particularly accomplished at liaising and working with clients and other contractors on site. David takes pride in completing the archaeological work to a high standard while bringing projects in on time and within budget.

Nicola (Nicky) Scott

Nicola (Nicky) Scott

Head of Archives

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Tel:
01865 980748
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07584 501 528
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Oxford
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Nicola graduated from Durham University in 1989 with a BA(Hons) in Anthropology. She joined Oxford Archaeology in 1989, and as Head of Archives she is responsible for ensuring all museum liaison and deposition of archives arising from all our field projects. She is a committee member of Society for Museum Archaeologists and Archaeological Archives Forum.

Nicola has managed the structuring, cataloguing and deposition of over 2000 archives, including many from large and medium scale multi-period excavation and post-excavation projects. She has a good understanding of how archaeology relates to, and affects, other disciplines, and communicates well with county and national museums and public access archaeological archive repositories including digital libraries.

Nicola has contributed to development of national archaeological archive guidance and continues to promote the importance of archaeological archives through her work with SMA.

Gerry Thacker

Gerry Thacker

Project Manager

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Tel:
01865 980884
Mobile:
07584 501 599
Office:
Oxford
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Gerry joined Oxford Archaeology as an Archaeologist in 2000, after graduating from the University of Reading. Since gaining promotion to Senior Project Manager in early 2013, Gerry has managed projects as diverse as the excavations on the nationally important Upper Palaeolithic flint scatter site at Guildford fire station, and an industrial metal working site at Rogerstone, South Wales. Gerry has also managed numerous other excavations, evaluations, geophysical surveys and watching briefs. Gerry’s responsibilities include the day to day management of field work projects and liaison with clients, consultants, field staff, contractors and the media. He also undertakes the post-excavation analysis of sites. Additionally Gerry has considerable involvement with the Contracts Department, compiling tenders for a wide range of projects and clients.

He is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA).

Magdalena (Magda) Wachnik

Magdalena (Magda) Wachnik

Senior Illustrator

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01865 980812
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Oxford
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Magdalena has an MA in archaeology, with a specialization in the conservation of archaeological relics, which was attained from Nicholaus Copernicus University in Poland. She produced high quality illustrations for this university for 6 years and for last 10 years for OA South Graphics Office.

Her duties cover a wide range of types of finds drawings from many archaeological periods. She has a keen interest in photography. This began with an extensive course in practical photography at Art School which has been extended through a further course at University. Her illustrations and photographs contribute to over 20 OA publications.

Since she become Graphics Office Manager, in addition to regular Archaeological Illustrator duties, Magdalena is supervising the daily work of the graphics team; interfacing with printers, typesetters, and project managers to facilitate production of various types of publication; and dealing with publication and copyright issues.

Ken Welsh

Ken Welsh

Chief Executive Officer

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Tel:
01865 980744
Mobile:
07500 446 830
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Oxford
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Ken has over 30 years' experience in professional archaeology and is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA). After graduating in 1986 with a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science, Ken worked as a geologist before transferring to archaeology in 1988.

Since joining Oxford Archaeology in 1995, Ken has managed a wide range of archaeological projects and has particular experience in the management of complex mitigation schemes within large-scale infrastructure works, development of innovative and cost-effective approaches to archaeological mitigation, implementation of digital recording systems, databases and GIS analysis and the provision of archaeological planning advice.

From 2016, Ken was the Regional Manager for OA South, responsible for the successful operation of that office.

Ken is also a qualified Health and Safety Advisor and helps co-ordinate and implement health and safety policy at OA.


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