The Heritage Alliance Team

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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.

lizzie.glithero-west@theheritagealliance.org.uk

0771 479 5575

@heritage_lizzie

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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.

development@theheritagealliance.org.uk

020 7233 0600

@jb_delphine

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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.

policy@theheritagealliance.org.uk

020 7233 0700

@LydsGibs

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Zak Mockton

Finance Manager

Zak is Finance Manager at The Heritage Alliance.

finance@theheritagealliance.org.uk

020 7233 0500

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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.

comms@theheritagealliance.org.uk

020 7233 0800

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Dr Kathleen Keown

Policy & Projects Officer

Kathy is Policy & Projects Officer at The Heritage Alliance, assisting with our ongoing policy advocacy work and leading on a number of dedicated projects. She joins us on secondment from the Civil Service.

projects@theheritagealliance.org.uk

020 7233 0700

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Claire Plastow

Membership & Events Officer

Claire supports our members, manages our events, and works alongside our Head of Development to grow and evolve The Heritage Alliance as an organisation.

membership@theheritagealliance.org.uk

0203 781 1328

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Emma Shaw

Office Manager

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

office@theheritagealliance.org.uk

0333 023 0794

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Historic Environment Forum and Historic Religious Building Alliance Teams

The Heritage Alliance is delighted to ‘host’ the teams from two additional heritage organisations: the Historic Environment Forum, which brings together brings together senior representatives from organisations working across the historic environment sector in England; and the Historic Religious Buildings Alliance (HRBA), which works towards a secure future for historic religious buildings.


Dr Mike Heyworth MBE

Historic Environment Forum Team Leader and Task Group Manager

Mike works part-time as the HEF Team Leader, whilst also working as a freelance archaeology and heritage consultant. He was previously the Director of the Council for British Archaeology.

HEFTask1@theheritagealliance.org.uk

0333 023 0795

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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.

HEFSteering@theheritagealliance.org.uk

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Dr Francesca Benetti

Historic Environment Forum Task Group Manager

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

HEFTask2@theheritagealliance.org.uk

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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.

hrb@theheritagealliance.org.uk

020 7233 0900

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Our board of trustees

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


Dr Ingrid Samuel OBE

Acting Chair, The Heritage Alliance

Ingrid currently serves as the Acting Chair of the Heritage Alliance, and works as the Director of Placemaking & Heritage at the National Trust. She is a former civil servant, and holds a doctorate in Modern History from the University of Cambridge.

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Roy Clare CBE

Trustee, The Heritage Alliance

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

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Peter Aiers OBE

Trustee, The Heritage Alliance

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

Trustee, The Heritage Alliance

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

Trustee, The Heritage Alliance

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

Trustee, The Heritage Alliance

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

Trustee, The Heritage Alliance

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

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Steve Oates

Trustee, The Heritage Alliance

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

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Dr Chandan Mahal

Trustee, The Heritage Alliance

Dr Chandan 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

Trustee, The Heritage Alliance

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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