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 Research and Engagement
Sophie is MOLA's Director of Research and Engagement. She leads a team responsible for business development, client relationship management and communications, across a wide range of media. She also oversees our tendering processes and manages a number of high profile projects. In the past year the team has increased our client base and run successful media campaigns, bringing tangible benefits to our clients.
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 most recently 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.