PCA has an excellent reputation for providing its clients with professional heritage services while not losing sight of commercial realities. We employ more than 150 full time professional staff, many of whom have worked on projects world-wide. Here are of some of the people who might be your first port of call when dealing with PCA:
Meet the Team
Josephine Brown BA (Cantab), MCIfA
Josephine took over the reins of Managing Director in 2020 and continues to relish the challenges and rewards of the role.
She has worked in archaeology since 1986, initially as a field archaeologist, then site supervisor and draughtsperson. She worked for 12 years at the DUA/MoLAS, where she helped develop the use of computer graphics and GIS. In 1998 Josephine joined PCA as Director, and Manager of the Graphics Department, developing house styles and setting high standards whilst working on the drawings for innumerable reports and publications.
With a strong focus on staff welfare and equality she has been instrumental in setting up the career progression and paybanding for PCA staff. As MD she closely oversees the running and growth of all PCA offices and departments, and closely monitors the financial health of the company. She takes an active role in employee development and well-being, and encourages and supports continuous improvement, ensuring that PCA maintains exceptional standards in all aspects of its operations, especially the delivery of projects to all our clients.
Despite the inevitable challenges of overseeing a successful company Josephine still maintains oversight for graphics, survey and photography within the company. Drawing on her extensive experience she also continues to be actively involved in the production of graphics for our monograph series.
Direct Line: 07921 879 228
Gary Brown BA (Hons) FSA
Gary set up PCA in 1993 after many years’ experience as an archaeologist in the City of London and before that, in Lincolnshire. He was for many years the Managing Director before settling for a slightly less arduous role as a Director in 2020.
The new role allowed him to participate in more archaeological roles, particularly writing, but he continued to undertake a variety of duties within the company with a new remit for outward-facing relationships and Business Development, as well as an oversight of company wide procedures and governance.
During the past thirty years he has been involved in numerous stand-out projects, such as excavations at Tabard Square in Southwark or the Olympic Park (with MoLAS), but he was equally thrilled by the results of smaller projects and those undertaken by the PCA offices outside of London. He oversaw the company grow from a one room office by the Creek in Deptford to one operating from six offices around England and currently employing over 200 staff. One of his proudest achievements, although he does not take personal credit, is the fine publication record of the company and in particular its monograph series.
He is very proud of the company’s growth and excellent reputation, and looks forward to helping take it into the next phase of its evolution.
Mobile: 07778 279 280
Peter Moore BA (Hons)
Peter Moore has worked as an archaeologist for 40 years, of which the last 30 have been based in London and the south of England. He spent 5 years as a project manager in Newham Museum Service, where he was responsible for archaeological planning advice to the London Borough of Waltham Forest and for undertaking English Heritage's major archaeological investigations at Tilbury Fort. He joined PCA as a Project Manager in 1996 and became a Director in 1998. Peter has negotiated and run major archaeological projects across the country including the Shadwell Roman bath complex in Tower Hamlets, Southwark Cathedral's Millennium Project, the Victoria Centre in Belfast, Bermondsey Abbey in Southwark, the M74 Motorway Completion in Glasgow, Thameslink & London Bridge Improvement Works. As well as having special responsibility for finance, Peter helped in the development of PCA into one of the largest and most respected archaeological companies in the country, and continues actively in its management.
Direct Line: 020 7358 8955
Victoria Ridgeway BA (Hons), MLitt, MCIfA, FSA
Vicki has worked as an archaeologist for 35 years, primarily in London, where she has supervised several projects in the City and Southwark. She joined PCA in 1995, initially as a supervisor, before moving to the post-excavation team in 1999. Since 2004 she has been responsible for the management, editing and production of PCA’s monograph series and other in-house publications. Recent significant publications include monographs covering excavation and building recording at the British Museum, King’s Cross, Tabard Square and the Roman sequence at Thameslink in Southwark (in collaboration with Oxford Archaeology) as well as excavation and building recording work at Alnwick Castle Gardens in Northumberland. Her career has involved collaboration in the excavation and publication of complex urban sites of all periods, ranging from the prehistoric period to early modern, across Greater London and beyond. She was appointed to the board of Directors in 2019 and is company Secretary as well as being part of the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) team at PCA. In addition to leading the post-excavation team, she continues to oversee and contribute to the production and publication of in-house monographs and other books.
Chris Mayo BA (Hons) MCIfA
Chris Mayo started as an archaeologist in 1999 on sites in Suffolk and Cambridgeshire before working as a field archaeologist in London. He joined PCA in September 1999 and commenced supervising in 2000, working on a wide variety of large-scale projects including Southwark Cathedral, The Royal Arsenal, Victoria Square in Belfast, Fort Warden on the Isle of Wight and Fulham Palace. Since 2006 he has been project managing for PCA, with roles including client advice, project initialization and human resources.
Direct Line: 020 7358 8954
Mark Hinman BA (Hons) MCIfA
Mark has worked as a professional archaeologist since completing his degree 1985. He has managed and directed a wide variety of archaeological projects covering all periods from 5th millennium BC to the modern period in Britain, Europe and the Middle East. Throughout his career Mark has worked extensively throughout the Midlands and East Anglia with a good track record of delivery on major projects and collaborative ventures. Since starting the Cambridge office of PCA in 2011 the regional business has grown rapidly and now includes a second office in Norwich which has been established to better service our clients demands for our services.
Direct Line: 01223 492 271
Zbigniew Pozorski MCIfA
Zbigniew gained experience in field archaeology working as a student on numerous excavations across southwest Poland on behalf of academic institutions and commercial units. He started as professional archaeologist in 2000 and has worked on both urban and rural projects, developing a special interest in medieval and early post-medieval urban development. Since 2008 he has worked on a variety of projects across London, the South-East and East Anglia, gaining a comprehensive understanding of the regions’ heritage, as well as an in-depth knowledge of the UK planning process in relation to heritage. Zbigniew joined PCA in 2017 and manages projects in London and the surrounding area and supports other members of the management team. He is also responsible for the implementation and running of PCA’s CIfA accredited Training Scheme.
Direct Line: 020 7358 8957
Neil Hawkins MCIfA
Neil has been an archaeologist since 1999, starting his career with Wessex Archaeology working on sites in London and the Southeast. He joined PCA in 2002 as a field archaeologist and then progressed to Supervisor/Senior Supervisor. During this time Neil supervised and published a vast array of projects across London and wider area including a Roman cemetery site in Southwark, Saxon, medieval and Tudor remains at Somerset House, a Tudor mansion house at the former West Ham Football Club, and PCA’s two largest urban excavations in the City of London, Drapers’ Gardens and 120 Fenchurch Street. In 2021 Neil moved into the role of Project Management and has since managed a variety of fieldwork projects across London, Surrey, Kent and Essex. Neil has extensive knowledge of both urban and rural fieldwork techniques and post-excavation analysis along with a broad knowledge of the archaeology of London and the Southeast.
Mobile: 07917 641 220
Tim Bradley BA (Hons) MCIfA
Tim has been an archaeologist since graduating from the University of Southampton in 1998. He started his career working as a field archaeologist in London, excavating on numerous sites around the capital including Spitalfields. He joined PCA in 2000, commencing as a field archaeologist and then progressed to Supervisor/Senior Supervisor. He took up the role of Senior Project Manager in 2004. Tim has managed many archaeological projects including the large urban excavation in Draper’s Gardens, City of London, Royal Clarence Dock Yards, Portsmouth; the Water Gardens, Bushy Park; Kew Palace and Kensington Palace. Tim became Regional Manager of the Warwick office in July 2017.
Direct Line: 01926 485 490
Charlotte Matthews BA (Hons) MCIfA
Charlotte Matthews has 30 years’ experience in the Heritage Sector and worked as a senior project manager at Wessex Archaeology before joining PCA in 2008. Head of Historic Buildings and Landscapes, she specialises in buildings archaeology, heritage assessment and conservation planning, as well as post-excavation analysis and publication.
Mobile: 07887 530 155
Daniel Still BSc MA MCIfA
Daniel has been working in field archaeology for over 25 years. For most of this time, he has worked for a commercial unit in the Archaeology Department at Durham University, where he started as an excavator on the Millennium excavations, Claypath, Durham City in 1999. Daniel has both supervised and managed numerous evaluation and excavation projects, mainly in the North of England. These include excavations of a large-scale Romano-British Villa site at Ingleby Barwick, Ripon Market Place, Marne Barracks, and numerous sites in Durham and Newcastle. From 2005, Daniel was Project Coordinator at Durham, overseeing the smooth organisation and running of operations, including the project coordination, management and assignation for of a wide range of projects nationwide. He has worked with a range of clients across a number of sectors, including house builders, mineral extraction, road bypass schemes, energy providers, renewables, local and national government agencies. More recently Daniel was the Community and Outreach Manager for the Archaeology Department at Durham University, liaising with both community groups and academics.
Direct Line: 0191 377 1111
Gary Taylor BA (Hons), MA, MSc, MCIfA
Gary has been involved in archaeology since 1980, initially in the northwest of England. Subsequently he spent several years in the West Midlands (Solihull, Worcestershire) and moved to Lincolnshire in 1993. Working as a Project Manager and latterly Senior Manager for a local archaeological company, Gary designed and oversaw many archaeological projects, of varying scales, throughout England and Wales. His wide range of experience includes projects in urban and rural contexts and his long period based in Lincolnshire provided him with detailed knowledge of the archaeology of the East Midlands. He is also an affiliate member of the IHBC. He joined PCA in 2017 and became Regional Manager at PCA’s Newark office in 2018.
Direct Line: 01636 817 642
Paul McCulloch BA (Hons) MCIfA
Paul has worked in archaeology for over 30 years. He has worked in many historic towns and cities, as a field archaeologist and archaeological project manager, including London, St Albans, Chichester and Winchester in the UK and Milan, Italy, and Carthage, Tunisia. He has also managed large projects on housing developments, mineral extraction sites, and pipelines. Beginning his career as an urban archaeologist in London, he has broadened his interests to include the multi-period landscapes of the Chalk Downs and the Thames Valley. Paul brings to PCA not just great archaeological experience but also his ability to gain the confidence of clients and deliver projects in a timely and efficient manner.
Direct Line: 01962 857 331
Peter Crawley BA (Hons) MCIfA
Peter is a Project Manager with PCA’s East Anglia offices. Peter is a long-term Norwich resident with extensive experience of working in the City. He has a good track record in the management and delivery of many sites across the region and has gained a sound knowledge of East Anglian Archaeology. He has worked as an archaeologist since graduating from the University of Leicester in 1993. Following work in Colchester, Winchester and West Yorkshire Peter has worked on many prestigious projects including The Tower of London, Hampton Court and Fishbourne Roman Palace, the Chateau De Mayenne in France and Zeugma in Turkey.
Direct Line: 01223 492 276
Jon Webster BA (Hons)
Jon joined PCA Warwick from Wardell Armstrong in October 2017. He is skilled at managing all aspects of commercial archaeology from business development and tendering to project design and seeing projects through from inception to completion. This includes negotiating with archaeological advisors to agree methodologies and providing clients with the best site-specific advice, managing heritage projects in as smooth and timely a fashion as possible.
Jon has managed all types of projects from photo rectification, desk-based assessments and environmental impact assessments, through watching briefs and field evaluations to full excavations and building recording on sites across the UK.
Direct Line: 01926 485 490
Aaron studied Archaeology at Auckland University and worked as an archaeologist in New Zealand prior to moving to the UK in 1998 where he worked on a broad range of sites with various archaeological contractors before joining PCA Durham Office in 2006. For the last 13 years of his career with PCA he has successfully managed numerous archaeological projects including desk-based assessments, evaluations, excavations and excavations. Now in his role as Project Manager his responsibilities involve liaising with clients, development control archaeologists and the media (for publicity purposes) to ensure that each site is completed to the appropriate standards.
Direct Line: 0191 389 5092
Simon Carlyle BSc, MSc, MCIfA
Simon joined PCA in 2018 having been an archaeological Project Manager since 2009. Simon’s professional archaeological career started in 1999 as a Project Assistant in Tempsford, Bedfordshire. Since then Simon has worked on numerous sites across the Midlands, East Anglia and beyond. As a Project Manager he has been responsible for managing a wide range of projects from evaluations for small housing developments to large multi-site excavations for major developments and infrastructure projects. He also has an established publications record, with articles published in local and regional archaeological journals and as monographs.
Direct Line: 01223 492 275
Christiane Meckseper BA (Hons), MSc, MCIfA
Christiane has worked in commercial archaeology since graduating from the University of York in 1992. She joined PCA in 2017 and before this worked in a variety of locations (some quite exotic), but for the most part in the east of England. Christiane has experience of managing a wide range of archaeological investigations in an urban and rural context, taking projects through post-excavation assessment and analysis to publication, with many sites published in local journals. In the early 2000s Christiane undertook a MSc in Information Systems and worked for the University of Sheffield in the field of electronic publication and humanities computing.
Direct Line: 01223 492 272
Tom Woolhouse MA (Cantab), MCIfA
Tom has worked in commercial archaeology since 2004, primarily in southern and eastern England. He joined PCA in 2012 as a Senior Archaeologist, directing fieldwork projects across East Anglia and helping to manage the new Cambridge office’s publication programme, before becoming a Project Manager in 2017. As well as running field projects, Tom has extensive experience managing post-excavation analysis and has published widely in local and regional archaeological journals, as well as national journals such as Britannia, Medieval Settlement Research and The Archaeological Journal. He has also reviewed books for Medieval Archaeology and Medieval Settlement Research and authored monographs in the series East Anglian Archaeology. He is particularly interested in the late Roman to early medieval transition and in the archaeology of rural settlements and landscapes throughout later prehistory and history.
Direct Line: 01223 492 278
Cameron began his archaeological career in 2014, starting as a Finds Processor at Cotswold Archaeology, before moving across six commercial archaeology units and progressing through the grades. He has worked on multiple Iron Age and Roman sites across Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, and Hampshire, and has extensive experience of deep urban stratigraphy in London, working mostly in Southwark as an archaeologist for PCA. Between 2019 and 2022, Cameron ran his own construction company, and brings with him the practical knowledge needed to successfully run archaeological sites, as well as a good archaeological knowledge of the south of England.
Mobile: 07355 091 825
Maisie has worked for PCA Winchester since 2014, starting as a field archaeologist before progressing through to Project Officer running teams on fieldwork projects across the South of England. Sites include; Barton Farm, Winchester, a large multi-phase site, which included the excavation of Iron Age and Roman Cemeteries, Winchester’s Roman Aqueduct and 18th Century Hessian and English Military camps; Faberlux Yard, Winchester, an excavation to locate and preserve the insitu remains of the medieval Greyfriars site and Coldean Lane, Brighton a site chalk downland site with prehistoric lynchets.
Maisie has also supervised post-excavation for the Winchester Office for several years including the initial processing of material and the eventual long-term outcomes for archaeological archives.
Maisie’s extensive fieldwork and post-excavation experience makes her a valued Assistant Project Manager at PCA Winchester.
Mobile: 07355 091 824
Rebecca has worked in commercial archaeology since 2016 and worked on various sites throughout the East and West Midland region. She joined PCA in April 2018, where she managed the day to day running of the office, alongside overseeing finds and archiving. She also conducted watching briefs, and historic building recording.
After being appointed Assistant Project Manager in 2022, Rebecca quickly became proficient in tendering, client and professional liaison and project management, leading to further promotion to Project Manager in 2024. Rebecca manages DBAs, large scale evaluations and excavations, and ensures projects are completed efficiently and within budget.
Direct Line: 01636 370 410
Jon Butler BA (Hons) Oxon
Jon Butler has almost 30 years’ experience as an archaeologist, having worked previously for the Museum of London and in Germany for almost 5 years. He joined PCA in 1996 and progressed from supervisor, to project manager and is currently a Post-Excavation Manager. He has project managed large scale sites including the Royal Arsenal, Fulham Palace, the Salvation Army International Headquarters in the City of London and the Shippam’s site in Chichester. As Post-Excavation Manager he is responsible for the production of client assessment reports and ultimately publication reports, including those for such major sites as the Shippam’s site in Chichester, Drapers’ Gardens and Caroone House, both in the City of London.
Jon has recently taken over ISO9001 Quality Manager for PCA, overseeing the ISO9001:2015 quality assurance accreditation, and the maintenance of high standards and efficient working throughout the business.
Direct Line: 020 7358 2192
Eliott Wragg MA FSA
Eliott started working as an archaeologist in 1996 for Birmingham University, before first joining PCA in 2000 as a site assistant, becoming a site supervisor in 2001. After leaving in 2006, he worked as a freelance archaeologist, primarily in the south of England and also, for a short period, in Iceland. For eleven years he worked for the Thames Discovery Programme, a community archaeology project working on the Thames foreshore, eventually managing the project, and contributed to the establishment of the Coastal and Inter-Tidal Zone Archaeological Network (CITiZAN). He was a Trustee Director of the Nautical Archaeology Society for six years and also supervised three seasons of fieldwork for the National Trust at the deserted Medieval shipyard of Smallhythe. He rejoined PCA in 2023 as a Post-Excavation Manager with responsibility for the production of client assessment reports and publications.
Alex joined PCA as a Post-Excavation Manager in June 2018. He advises on and directly oversees the post-excavation element of a wide range of projects across four of PCA’s regional branch offices (Winchester, Warwick, Newark and Durham).
Prior to Joining PCA Alex worked for a number of organisations on projects across the Midlands and Humber region, gaining extensive experience of post-excavation management and programme coordination. Alex is also an established and published pottery specialist with expertise in both Roman and post-Roman ceramics.
Direct Line: 01636 817 641
Märit has been working since 1997 for PCA, where she is currently Finds Manager and specialist of post-Roman metal and small finds. She is an established specialist in early medieval metalwork, with commissions including the exhibition “Weapons and Warriors” at the Sutton Hoo Visitor’s Centre, for The National Trust in 2002. She has published articles in major national and international journals, with a contribution on ‘Image and Power’ for the new Oxford Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology published in 2011. Märit’s current work has covered a wide variety of projects, including the Saxon and medieval finds from Stoke Quay in Ipswich, manufacturing waste from the 18th-century Battersea Enamel Works and the coffin fittings and dress accessories from a Quaker burial ground in North Shields on the River Tyne.
Susanne Larsson, MSc (Stockholm University), BA International Erasmus Malta (Galway University ROI), MSc Conservation Studies UCL
Susanne joined PCA as a Finds Supervisor in February 2023. Susanne has been working as an archaeologist, onsite Finds and Sample Supervisor, Post-excavation Supervisor and processor in Sweden, the Republic of Ireland and England for many years. She has also studied Classical Archaeology and excavated in Tunisia, Italy, and Albania as a volunteer. She has also participated in a Viking Age excavation on Birka, Sweden.
Graham Sherwood BSc (Hons)
Graham is responsible for managing and overseeing PCA’s information technology Infrastructure across all offices. Graham has extensive experience co-ordinating complex IT projects from development to installation and acts as a liaison between clients, consultants and management. Graham manages and provides support for all aspects of information technology across the company.
Caroline Edwards MA
Caroline joined PCA in April 2018 as the company’s first HR Officer. Previously, she set up and ran HR for a family-run business in New Covent Garden Market where she worked for several years, whilst obtaining an MA in Human Resource Management.
Prior to living in the UK, Caroline combined her MA (single Hons) in English Literature with a CELTA/TEFL certificate and taught Business English as a foreign language for both private and publicly funded companies in Barcelona.
Caroline is the HR point of contact and advisor for all the PCA offices, providing impartial advice and support for employees and managers alike. She is also part of the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) team at PCA; an expanding group of PCA staff, all trained in helping establish wellbeing for staff and providing an outlet for anyone who needs help and guidance for both professional and personal concerns.
Direct Line: 020 7358 8963
Sandy joined PCA at the end of 2020 in the newly appointed position of management accountant, taking over the running of finance for the business. During his time so far, Sandy has developed his role from management accountant to finance manager, and has helped shape and develop the company’s accounts. A member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA), Sandy has had over 15 years of finance experience, working for various companies in both the private and public sector, including the Bar Council and the BBC.
Based in our London office, Sandy oversees and manages the finance team, and provides the company with vital financial analysis and reporting.
020 7358 2197
Alistair Douglas BA (Hons), PGCE, NEBOSH, MCIFA, FSA
Alistair joined PCA in 1996 having formerly worked with Newham Museum Service, and the Department of Urban Archaeology Museum of London. He has a long career and expertise in excavating and supervising deeply stratified archaeological sites in the London region. Alistair’s current role in PCA is Health and Safety Manager and Training Coordinator while still undertaking selected post-excavation projects.
Direct Line: 020 7358 8964
Jane Wheeler BA (Hons), MA, MSc, PhD
Jane has worked in archaeology and geosciences for over 20 years – in both the academic and commercial sectors. This has involved fieldwork in northern and southern Britain, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, and Portugal; forensic work in England and Ireland, and multiproxy environmental/geoscience projects across the UK (and in Brazil). Jane has extensive experience in managing multi-disciplinary environmental projects. Her specialism is palynology (pollen and associated multiproxy analyses) to investigate environmental and human impacts on landscape – this includes geoarchaeology and geochemistry, and also hydrologic impacts and climatic variables. This work is complemented by her experience in deposit modelling in correlation with both archaeology and environment. She has published in peer-reviewed journals, books and editions, monographs, and also regional and local journals. Jane joined PCA in 2021 and currently leads the company’s environmental team.
Direct Line: 020 7358 2190
Cate Davies BSc (Hons)
Cate has worked in archaeology for over 30 years on sites around Britain, for the National Trust and various archaeological units as well as abroad, most notably on the Ancient Merv Project in Central Asia. She joined PCA in 1995 initially as a field archaeologist, before moving into illustration and design. Cate is now a multi-disciplinary creative, responsible for web development and marketing. She manages the visual identity of the PCA brand across all products, including information boards and posters, as well as social media platforms. Specialising in illustration and photography for editorial publications, Cate’s skills also extend to typography, print design and indexing. She is responsible for the pre-print design and production of PCA’s highly successful monograph series and other in-house publications and is in high demand to produce monographs for a range of external clients.
Sîan has been working in commercial archaeology with PCA since 2011. She manages the Finds, Environmental and Archiving department at our Cambridge and Norwich offices, organising the processing of archaeological material and developing strategies to ensure the efficient transfer, tracking and delivery of multiple projects during the post-excavation process. Alongside this, Sîan has managed the day to day running of the Cambridge office and has been a key player in its continuing growth in the Eastern region. Sîan holds an interest in all periods of archaeology and particularly enjoys sharing this interest with others and encouraging their involvement. As such, she has developed in depth outreach programmes for work experience students, held workshops with school children at Key Stage 1 and 2 according to the national curriculum, and presented information to local communities about sites in their local area. Sîan is also the nominated PCA Manager responsible for Mental Health and Wellbeing for the Eastern region.
Direct Line: 01223 492 273
Kat Szabó BA (Hons), PhD, FSA
Kat has worked for universities and museums in Australia, the US and the UK for over twenty years as an archaeologist, specialist analyst, lab and project manager. A specialist zooarchaeologist and expert in Asia-Pacific archaeology she is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (London) and an elected member of the International Committee within the International Council for Archaeozoology. She has published widely in international journals across time periods, from palaeolithic archaeology to ethnohistory, and worked at locations across the Asia-Pacific region. At PCA she has taken over operations management for Cambridge and is translating her expertise to a local context to smooth operations, provide support and enhance outputs.
Direct Line: 01223 492 279
Valerio has worked in archaeology since 2007, taking part in various commercial and research projects in Sardinia, Italy and in the UK.
Before moving to the UK, in 2014, he collaborated on several research projects with the LASP - Laboratory of Palaeoethnology of the University of Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy), performing the role of head of geomatics and GIS analyst.
He has always had a focus of interest in Geographic Information Systems and, more generally, in technologies and informatics as applied to archaeology.
He is an active member of the FOSS (Free Open-Source Software) community, actively collaborating on several projects, for some of which he is also among the main translators for the Sardinian and Italian languages. Valerio moved to PCA in 2022 to manage and streamline the company’s archaeological data, develop and manage PCA’s GIS-based systems and oversee the development and roll out of PCA’s new Digital Recording Systems.
Mobile: 07562 648 582