Our Directors and Team Heads are some of the most experienced heritage and archaeology professionals in the sector. Collectively they lead on overall direction for the organisation, ensuring that MOLA remain competitive and efficient and that we stay at the forefront of new advances in the heritage industry.
Director of Developer Services
As Director of Developer Services, Sophie leads the Developer Services Division spanning our London, Basingstoke and Northampton offices. This comprises a Consultancy and Project Management team, with around 20 Project Managers responsible for all archaeological projects from design to completion, and the MOLA Delivery team which ranges in size from 50 to 300 field archaeologists according to workload.
The primary focus of the Developer Services Division is our commercial work for developers, with reporting or fieldwork carried out to the satisfaction of both the client and the local authority. Sophie is a member of the MOLA Senior Leadership Team responsible for MOLA's overall performance and long term strategy.
Prior to assuming this role in August 2019, Sophie was our Director of Research and Engagement. With a great deal of experience in archaeological project management and consultancy, Sophie has worked on major strategic studies and Environmental Impact Assessments, including the Jubilee Line Extension, the Thames Strategy East and the Thames Tideway Tunnel. She has designed and managed programmes of archaeological work for some of the most complex development projects in the UK, including Bloomberg London. An expert in historic building recording and conservation projects, she is a co-author of the ‘Measurement and Recording of Historic Buildings’ Donhead (2004).
Sophie has extensive field archaeological experience for a wide range of organisations in the UK and overseas and has also worked as a researcher and video producer for the UK government.
Our Heritage Consultants advise clients, helping them to achieve planning consent and discharge heritage planning conditions. Specialising in preliminary risk appraisal, heritage assessments and environmental statements, the team are also experts in preparing and submitting heritage consents, Conservation Management Plans and other heritage studies.