Taryn Nixon

Board Director and Trustee

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Taryn is an archaeologist and principal at Taryn Nixon Heritage Works, a consultancy established to bring together non-heritage insight and innovation to help make heritage work for good. Taryn joined the Board as a Trustee in 2017 after leading MOLA as its Managing Director and Chief Executive from 1997-2016.

Taryn is an Honorary Lecturer at University College London, Royal Society of Arts Heritage Network champion for the southwest of England, a Member (MCIfA) of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and a Fellow (FSA) of the Society of Antiquaries of London. Other current roles include supporting the MOLA CITiZAN project on its Local Area Network in the southwest of England, and serving as President of the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society.

Former roles include: chairing the Chartered Institute for Archaeology; chairing the Southport Group's public benefit framework for planning-led archaeology and built environment projects; serving on Historic England's London Advisory Committee and CABE's Design Review Panel; and co-founding the  Preservation of Archaeological Remains In Situ (PARIS) international conference series. 

Taryn Nixon MOLA

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