The 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.

07714 795575


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Delphine Jasmin-Belisle

Development & Membership Manager

Delphine overseas 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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Hannah Shimko

Head of Policy & Communications

Hannah Shimko is Head of Policy and Communications and has a long standing fascination and love for all things heritage.

020 7233 0700


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Howard Weinberg

Finance & Office Manager

Howard is Finance and Business Officer at the Heritage Alliance.

Daniella Briscoe-Peaple

Advocacy & Communications Officer

Daniella is the Advocacy and Communications Officer at the Heritage Alliance and the editor of our fortnightly newsletter Heritage Update.

020 7233 0800


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Faridah Rahman

Policy & Projects Officer

Faridah is joining the Alliance's Policy and Communications team on a six month secondment as part of the Civil Service Fast Stream Programme.

020 7233 0800

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Sarah Murray

Rebuilding Heritage Project Manager

Sarah is leading Rebuilding Heritage, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, to support the sector during the COVID-19 crisis.

0333 023 0794

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Vanessa Moore

Rebuilding Heritage Project Engagement Officer

Vanessa leads on communications and participation in the Rebuilding Heritage programme, supporting the sector response to COVID-19.

0333 023 0794

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Carmen Talbot

Heritage Digital Project Manager

Carmen is the Project Manager for the NLHF funded Heritage Digital programme and loves digital skills development, lesser-known histories and exploring walled gardens.

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Historic Environment Forum and Historic Religious Building Alliance Teams

Francesca Benetti

Historic Environment Forum Steering Group Manager

Francesca supports the work of the Historic Environment Forum and its Steering Group. Her background is in archaeology, but she has always had a special interest in policy and historic environment management.


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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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Suzanne Huggett-Jones

Historic Environment Forum Task Group Manager

Suzanne is an experienced project and stakeholder manager in the charity sector, previously working for CRUK and Age UK. She currently leads on COP26 and Climate Change.

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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.

Peter Ainsworth


Peter Ainsworth was appointed Chair of the Heritage Alliance in December 2018, following over 30 years of commitment to public life.

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Ingrid Samuel

Deputy 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 NT.

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Chris Sutton


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

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Ian Baxter

Ian is a heritage Professor focused on management issues and organisational structures within the heritage sector.

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Henry Cleary

Henry Cleary has had a lifelong involvement in the preservation of maritime and transport heritage. He is Deputy Chair of the Maritime Heritage Trust and Trustee Lead for the Boiler and Engineering Skills Training Trust's Skills for the Future programme

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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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Anna Whitelock

Professor Anna Whitelock is Head of the History Department and Deputy Head of the School of Humanities at Royal Holloway, University of London and a trustee of the Institute of Historical Research.

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Heather Jermy

Heather’s training and early career focussed on buildings archaeology, architecture and heritage consultancy. Her current position is General Manager of the National Trust's Blickling Estate, a large historic estate in Norfolk.

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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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