Our People

Meet our team of staff and volunteers...

President

Richard Fletcher-Vane, 2nd Baron Inglewood

The Lord Inglewood MRICS is the Society’s President. He is a former heritage minister and his family home is the Grade I listed historic house of Hutton-in-the-Forest, Cumbria.

Team

Lucie Carayon – Director

Lucie has a degree in Art History from the University of Kent and an MA in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute. She studied Architectural History at Birkbeck College and has a particular interest in vernacular and Twentieth Century buildings. Having completed English Heritage’s two-year Historic Environment Traineeship scheme, she joined the AMS in 2011 as Casework Secretary and became its Director in January 2018. She has 20 years’ experience of working in the heritage sector and has a background in campaigning and public affairs.

Alison Du Cane – Assistant Director

Alison was brought up in Scotland. She has a BA in History & History of Art from London University. She has worked as a university departmental secretary, church administrator and school administrator. From 2008 to 2016 she was Assistant Director for the Ancient Monuments Society and Friends of Friendless Churches. She returned in 2020 initially providing maternity cover, but is still working for Historic Buildings & Places, though hoping to retire soon! Other interests include amateur dramatics and open water swimming.

Ross Anthony – Secular Caseworker

Ross is Historic Buildings & Places’ Secular Caseworker, having joined the Society in August 2020. He has previously was the national planning and policy advisor for the Theatres Trust, an advisory body to the DCMS and a statutory consultee in the planning system, working to protect and adapt a broad spectrum of historic and modern theatre and cultural buildings across England, Scotland, and Wales. He enjoys the diversity of casework that falls within the HBAP remit, particularly the more humble and often overlooked unlisted gems that need a friend to make sure that all historic buildings are recognised for their contribution to our cultural identity and sense of place.

Matthew Saunders – Ecclesiastical Caseworker

Matthew was Secretary of the Ancient Monuments Society, the predecessor body to Historic Buildings & Places, from 1977 to 2018. As a former Director of The Friends of Friendless Churches, he knows the power of an historic church to impress and to move and relishes helping Historic Buildings & Places contest proposals which threaten listed places of worship with demolition and unsympathetic alteration.

Christina Avramakis – Membership & Finance Manager

Christina joined the team in February 2022 as the new Membership & Finance Manager. She has a BA in Classics from the University of Durham, an MA in Museum Studies from Leicester University, and over 10 years of work experience within the museums and heritage sector, including roles at Bentley Priory Museum and the Museum of English Rural Life.

Stefanie Turza – Marketing and Communications Officer

Stefanie joined the team in April 2021 to help work on the Society’s new marketing and social media strategies as well as helping update the website, magazine and social media platforms. She has previously worked at GPAD and Fletcher Priest Architects as Marketing and Communications Coordinator, and at The Prince’s Regeneration Trust, working within a number of roles including communications and project support.

Trustees and HB&P Board

Giles Quarme - Chairman

Giles is the principal of the award-winning Giles Quarme Architects, which specialises in the repair and alteration of historic buildings and the construction of historically-detailed modern buildings. It has worked on projects for the Royal Household, the V&A, the British Museum and many country houses, including Chilham Castle and Glynde Place. Originally qualified as an art historian, he retrained as an architect and has worked as such for over 20 years. Giles was a member of English Heritage’s London Advisory Committee and a former Trustee of the Georgian Group for over 15 years.

Anthony Peers - Deputy Chairman

Anthony is an architectural historian and works as a consultant, teaching, lecturing and providing guidance to those planning the repair, alteration and extension of historic buildings. Anthony’s interests in the field are broad ranging – from farm buildings, and their adaptation, to the colonial buildings of India. In his rich and varied career he has worked at SAVE Britain’s Heritage, Historic England, the DTI in Mumbai, India, and as Rodney Melville & Partners’ historian. Anthony’s book on the history of Birmingham Town Hall was published in 2012 to much critical acclaim – it is one of the seven British ‘projects’ cited in the European Union’s 2013 Europa Nostra Awards.  He sits on the Ironbridge Gorge Museum’s Collections and Learning Committee.

Kathleen Fishwick - Hon. Secretary

Kathy has a background in Fine Arts and has worked within the secondary school and further education sectors, including the Worker’s Education Association. She has represented Historic Buildings & Places at several Public Inquiries, as well as Assessor on regional and national regeneration competitions and represents Historic Buildings & Places on Manchester City Council’s Conservation Panel. Kathy has a long-standing involvement with the Civic Society movement, and is currently Chair of the North West Association of Civic Trusts and Societies, continuing to campaign for a future for significant buildings, particularly vernacular, and industrial in often overlooked localities.

Leslie Du Cane - Hon. Treasurer

Leslie qualified as a chartered accountant, and has spent most of his working life working for charities and in the voluntary sector.  He has been associated with the governance of what is now Historic Buildings & Places for more than 40 years, and is currently its Hon. Treasurer.  He is also both Deputy Governor of The French Hospital, a Huguenot almshouse charity, and a trustee of the Huguenot Society.  He enjoys family and local history research, Scotland, and open water swimming.  He and his wife Alison are fortunate to live in an C18th house by the River Thames in Hammersmith.

John Bold - Hon. Editor

John Bold is an architectural historian who specialises in English architecture and European heritage management. He has been variously employed as Head of Architecture for the Royal Commission on Historical Monuments, Reader in Architecture at the University of Westminster, and advisor to the Cultural Heritage Division of the Council of Europe. He is editor of the Historic Buildings & Places Transactions.

Members of the Board

Giles Adams

Giles brings valuable expertise to Historic Buildings & Places from his career in the financial sector. Working for the Bank of England from 1986 to 1998, he joined KPMG in 1998, working on financial services regulation, and became a Partner in 2009. Alongside his financial experience, Giles studied History of Art at both undergraduate and post-graduate level, and has actively continued his interests in the fine and decorative arts and architectural history.

Jill Channer

Jill is an independent historic building and architectural glass consultant with professional experience of developing policy, operating and reconciling the ecclesiastical and secular historic building statutory systems in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Currently a member of the Church Buildings Council, its Statutory Advisory and Stained Glass Committees, the  Wells Cathedral Fabric Advisory Committee, she is National Amenity Societies’ nominee on the Bath and Wells and Salisbury Diocesan Advisory Committees, a board member of the Register of Architects Accredited in Building Conservation and Trustee of the St Andrew’s Conservation Trust. Jill is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, the Royal Society of Arts, and a member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation.

Martin Cherry

Martin taught history at a number of British universities before moving into the field of historic buildings conservation policy. He was Head of Listing and Research Director at English Heritage until 2005, where he managed the post-war listing review and developed the selection criteria both for buildings of that date, and more generally. He also oversaw the publication of these criteria for the first time. He has published in the fields of medieval studies, Victorian architecture, traditional buildings and conservation policy, and is a trustee of ‘Discovering Old Welsh Houses’ and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.

Judith Cligman

Judy has over 30 years experience of heritage conservation. As Director of Strategy and Business Development at Heritage Lottery Fund, she was responsible for their strategic framework and for the overview of a £7 billion portfolio of projects. Prior to that she worked for English Heritage and Essex County Council and is a member of the IHBC. She graduated in History and History of Art from UCL and the Courtauld Institute and holds a Diploma in the conservation of historic gardens and landscapes. She lives in a listed house in East Sussex and is a Trustee of the De la Warr Pavilion.

Edward Impey

Edward studied history and archaeology at Oxford, followed by a Junior Research Fellowship at Oriel College. He then worked for the Royal Palaces Agency, and was Curator of the Historic Royal Palaces from 1997 to 2002. Until 2013 he was an Executive Board Director of English Heritage (as was), latterly Director of Heritage Protection and Planning, responsible among other things for the Inspectorate and the Designation and Conservation Departments. He is now Director General and Master of the Royal Armouries, based at the Tower of London, Portsmouth and Leeds, but remains active in historic buildings research.

Bob Kindred

Bob has been professionally involved in front-line management for over 40 years in the public, private and voluntary heritage sectors, and runs his own heritage consultancy. He has particular experience with the Institute of Historic Building Conservation, serving on its Council, Policy and Education Committees. He is currently a member of the SPAB Casework Panel, St Edmundsbury & Ipswich DAC, the RIBA Suffolk Design Review Panel, and is one of the four consultant editors of the international Journal of Architectural Conservation.  He was awarded the MBE for services to historic building conservation in 1999.

Ed Morton

Ed is the managing director of The Morton Partnership, a firm of civil and structural engineers and historic building specialists, which is renowned nationally and internationally for its conservation work. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and an Engineer accredited in conservation through the CARE scheme run by the Institution of Civil Engineers, and Institution of Structural Engineers. Ed is Engineer to a number of the England’s most prestigious cathedrals, and acts as a consultant to Historic England, The National Trust, the Heritage Fund and numerus Local Authorities, as well as four Diocesan Advisory Committees.

Richard Pollard

Richard read Modern History at Christ’s College, Cambridge, and has an MA in Architectural History from the Courtauld Institute of Art. After working as Secretary of SAVE Britain’s Heritage and subsequently Pevsner Architectural Guides, he now works for Alan Baxter Ltd as a buildings historian and conservation advisor, bringing valuable experience from the private sector. He remains a member of SAVE’s Committee and a director of its Building Preservation Trust arm, and is also a Trustee of the Spitalfields Trust.

Carole Ryan

Carole brings a multitalented skillset from a diverse background, specialising in Archaeology, Building Conservation and Historical studies, and Building Surveying. A member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeology, the Institute of Historic Building Conservation and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, Carole has written a number of articles on vernacular architecture and historic farm buildings. She was previously Senior Lecturer in the School of Conservation Sciences at Bournemouth University and Director of the MSc. in Building Conservation and is currently a traditional buildings consultant. She is also the author of two books – Traditional Construction for a Sustainable Future, and Farm and Rural Building Conversion, A Guide to Conservation, Sustainability and Economy.

Philip Thomas

Phil has worked as a freelance architectural historian, musician, writer, and educationalist across England, Wales, and Scotland, and has been, and still is, variously Chairman, Secretary and trustee of a number of Building Preservation Trusts, and has played an active role in rescuing several historic churches and giving them new uses. In 2001 he was appointed Church Buildings Officer and Secretary to York Diocesan Advisory Committee, of which he had been a member since 1993. In 2016 he relinquished both positions to become Church Buildings Advisor and Senior Advisor to the DAC.  Phil is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers, an Honorary Life Member of the Royal Society of Architects in Wales and a regular lecturer on architectural and design matters.

Roger Wools

Roger is a retired Chartered Architect. In a range of roles across the public and private sectors he has acted for clients in assessing heritage assets and in resolving issues of development. He has served on the Architectural Heritage Fund, the Council of The Friends of Friendless Churches, the Wales Historic Buildings Council, the Association of Building Preservation Trusts and as chairman of the Fabric Advisory Committee of Ripon Cathedral. He is currently vice-chairman of the York Diocesan Advisory Committee, a Feoffee of All Saint’s Church York and is a committee member of the York Civic Trust.

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