The Alliance Team

Hover over or click on a Staff Member or Trustee's box to read more about them.

Lizzie Glithero-West

Chief Executive

Lizzie Glithero-West has been the Chief Executive of The Heritage Alliance since 2016.

Her previous career has been mainly in the civil service and she has expert knowledge of a wide range of policy areas including archaeology, heritage protection, museums and tourism.

07714 795575


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Delphine Jasmin-Belisle

Head of Development & Membership

Delphine oversees the Development and Capability Building arm of The Heritage Alliance, as well as growing and supporting its membership.

020 7233 0600


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Lydia Gibson

Head of Policy

Lydia covers liaising with the membership to promote advocacy priorities and influence policy, including overseeing the delivery of the communications strategy.


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Zak Mockton

Finance Manager

Zak is Finance Manager at The Heritage Alliance.

020 7233 0700

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Max Clark

Communications Manager

Max is the Communications Manager at The Heritage Alliance and the editor of our fortnightly newsletter Heritage Update.

020 7233 0800

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Kathleen Keown

Policy & Projects Officer

Kathleen is Policy & Projects officer at the Heritage Alliance and works within the Policy team.

020 7233 0800

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Claire Plastow

Membership & Events Officer

Claire supports our members, manages our events and works alongside our Head of Development.

+44 0203 781 1328

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Emma Shaw

Office Manager

Emma oversees the management of the physical office space, equipment, staff policies and general administrative tasks to support the team.

0333 023 0794

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Historic Environment Forum and Historic Religious Building Alliance Teams

Aisling Parrish

Historic Environment Forum Steering Group Manager

Aisling is the Historic Environment Forum Manager. The Historic Environment Forum (HEF) brings together senior members of public and non-government bodies to work collaboratively on strategic matters for the historic environment sector.

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Mike Heyworth

Historic Environment Forum Task Group Manager

Previously Director of the Council for British Archaeology, Mike is now working part-time for HEF and as a heritage consultant, where he leads on Covid-19 recovery.

0333 023 0795

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Francesca Benetti

Historic Environment Forum Task Group Manager

With a background in archaeology, Francesca works part-time for HEF as Task Group Manager

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Becky Payne

Development Director, Historic Religious Buildings Alliance

Becky works as a freelance consultant undertaking projects on different aspects of sustaining historic places of worship. She runs HRBA as a volunteer.

020 7233 0900

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Our board of trustees

Our Board of Trustees comprises senior practitioners from across the built environment, archaeology, tourism and IMT (industrial, maritime and transport) sectors, whose expertise ensure that The Heritage Alliance has a clear vision and strategy.

Ingrid Samuel

Acting Chair

A former civil servant, Ingrid was Head of Heritage and Architecture at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and on the London Olympic Bid team before joining the National Trust.

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Chris Sutton


Chris is a Management Consultant and Chartered Accountant, with Trustee roles across Heritage and International Development sectors.

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Tola Dabiri

Dr Tola Dabiri is a Director of Museum X CIC, which is working to establish a Black British Museum, and a Director of Brick by Brick Communities CIC.

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Roy Clare

Roy is a non-executive Director, Trustee and advocate for better leadership and governance.

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Peter Aiers

Peter is a trustee of Heritage Alliance, Goodwill Solutions CIC and on Peterborough DAC as well as being a fellow of the RSA.

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Jan Wills

Jan Wills is an archaeologist with a background in fieldwork, project management and local government. She now works as an historic environment consultant.

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Alice Purkiss

Alice leads the University’s National Trust Partnership, a flagship collaboration between Oxford and Europe’s largest conservation charity.

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Kate Streeter

Kate is Development and Marketing Manager for the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB), where she previously led the Maintenance Co-operatives project.

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James Probert

James is currently Director of Development at Historic Houses and the editor of Historic House magazine.

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Steve Oates

Steve is Chief Executive of the Heritage Railway Association (HRA).

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Dr. Chandan Mahal

Dr. Mahal is currently the National Learning and Partnership Manager at the British Library for the Unlocking our Sound Heritage project.

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Daniel Eiloart

Daniel is a senior change and transformation professional, qualified accountant and MBA who has held senior positions in the financial services industry.

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