Management Committee

The ADS is governed by a Management Committee made up of representatives of key stakeholders, funders, user communities and the ADS internal management team. The role of the Management Committee is to monitor the progress of the ADS and ensure that the ADS continues to work towards a strategic vision. The members of the Management Committee meet once a year to:

Develop a strategic vision by:

  • Identifying priorities for the advancement of ADS core objectives,
  • Identifying routes and means to further the collection, description, cataloguing, preservation and provision of user support for digital resources created as a product of archaeological investigation and research,
  • Assisting in the development and promotion of a secure financial base and viable business model.

Monitor progress and usage by:

  • Reviewing progress on the delivery of principal projects,
  • Monitoring usage of key identified areas of ADS digital resources,
  • Receiving and commenting upon annual financial and activity reports.

Represent stakeholder communities by:

  • Promote standards and guidelines for best practice in the creation, description, preservation and use of archaeological research data,
  • Articulate the views of the archaeological user communities with an interest in the production and use of digital data.

Management Commitee Members


Professor Sam Turner - Newcastle University


Dr Jeremy Huggett - University of Glasgow

Dr William Kilbride - Digital Preservation Coalition

The ADS Management Team

Director: Professor Julian Richards
Deputy Director: Dr Tim Evans (''ex officio'')
Collections Development Manager: Dr Katie Green (''ex officio'')
International Projects Manager: Dr Holly Wright (''ex officio'')
Internet Archaeology Editor: Judith Winters (''ex officio'')

Ordinary Members

Tao-Tao Chang AHRC
Nick Boldrini ALGAO
Robin McCandliss BODC
Neil Redfern Council for British Archaeology
Anthony Sinclair Higher Education Academy
Keith May Historic England
Alex Adamson Historic Environment Scotland
Graeme Earl King's College London
David Thomas RCAHMW
Simon Gilmour/Adela Rauchova Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
Andrew Bevan University College London, Institute of Archaeology
Tim Darvill University of Bournemouth
Richard Higgins University of Durham, Archives and Special Collections
Fraser Sturt University of Southampton

Members of the ADS Management Committee serve in a purely advisory capacity and have no legal liability whatsoever.