I joined the Heritage Lottery Fund in 1998 and have worked in various roles, including being the first officer to set foot in the HLF Wales office in Cardiff. I am the programme manager for the Skills for the Future and Training Bursaries grants programme and the policy adviser on skills and have been delivering the HLF targeted heritage skills grant initiatives for the last ten years. I have a degree in leisure management and tourism in which I specialised in heritage management and gained work experience in community heritage projects in the Republic of Ireland. I have since gained an MA in Heritage Management. A born and bred Londoner I have an uncanny knowledge of pubs and restaurants around the capital. I have an interest in modernist architecture and design as well a huge variety of sports.
What's going on in our community
Last month we published a news story about what we learned from a review of 200 Heritage Grants evaluation reports. I'm keen to share some of the key findings from the review with OC users. I've already pulled out some dos and don'ts , and below I list some suggested models - and this is just a... read more
If you have a passion for heritage and are keen to become a local decision taker and help shape the future of your local heritage, please read on! We wills hortly be commencing a recruitment campaign to find new committee members to join our London and South East England Committees. Applications... read more
Update on Output Data Collection for 2017 Dear all As some of you may be aware we undertook a review of the output data collection exercise this year, including a workshop to hear directly from scheme managers on how it could be improved. Thanks to those who participated the process. We have now... read more
Last week we hosted a really engaging live chat about LGBT Heritage – in fact, it was our second-most-popular live chat ever (just marginally behind Sporting Heritage ). It was great to have so many people contributing to this important discussion, and really rewarding to get feedback like: “it's... read more