War Memorials Trust
 

Staff

Director

Frances Moreton

Frances Moreton © Duncan Soar 2017Frances Moreton started work with the Trust in January 2003 as Administrator before moving on to become Trust Manager, then Director.

She joined the Trust following a year’s travelling prior to which she worked in the sports media field. The two diverse career paths are linked by academic qualifications; a BA War Studies from King’s College, London and an MBA (Football Industries) from the University of Liverpool.

Frances' role as Director sees her having responsibility for the running of the Trust. She can be contacted on 020 7834 0200 or frances@warmemorials.org.

Charity Team

Head of Fundraising

Vikki Thompson

Vikki Thompson © Duncan Soar 2017Vikki joined War Memorials Trust in October 2014.

Prior to this she worked at the Imperial War Museums looking after their Friends, Patrons and legacy schemes as well as overseeing fundraising appeals to the Friends and the general public. Vikki has also worked in fundraising based roles at the British Museum. She has a degree in Art and Art History from the University of Reading, and is particularly interested in the art and sculpture produced during the First and Second World Wars. 

Vikki is responsible for all of the Trust’s fundraising activity. She can be contacted on 020 7834 0200 or vikki@warmemorials.org

Learning Officer

Carlie Silvey

Carlie Silvey © Duncan Soar 2017Carlie Silvey joined the Trust as Learning Officer in May 2017.

Prior to working for War Memorials Trust, Carlie obtained a degree in Primary Education (with a focus on maths and history) from Canterbury Christ Church University. After graduating in 2008, Carlie spent 7 years teaching in a primary school in West Sussex. The creative curriculum the school adopted allowed Carlie to use historical periods, events and people as a key focus for the children’s learning. Upon leaving the school, Carlie worked in a number of West Sussex primary schools as a supply teacher and also spent some time working for the trade union UNISON. Carlie is delighted to join War Memorials Trust as her role will allow her to combine her interest in history and the importance it plays in understanding the present and the future, alongside her passion for educating young people.

Carlie is responsible for delivering the Trust’s Learning Programme, which provides resources and advice for schools and youth groups carrying out work linked to the Trust’s aims. She is the main point of contact for enquiries regarding the Learning Programme and education. She can reached on 020 7834 0200 / 07410 441397 or carlie@warmemorials.org.

Charity Officer

Sarah Taverner

Sarah Taverner © Duncan Soar 2017Sarah joined War Memorials Trust as Charity Administrator in March 2016 with the job role changing to Charity Officer in May 2017.

Prior to this Sarah spent over three years volunteering across the charity sector in Newham, alongside working for a high street shoe retailer. She has a BA (Hons) Modern History and Politics from the University of Essex (with a focus on the First World War), and an MA in Public Policy from King’s College London. Sarah is delighted to be joining WMT during the centenary of the First World War as she is currently researching her family tree, in particular two ancestors who fought in the conflict.

Sarah is the first point of contact for enquiries regarding the charity. She can be reached on 020 7834 0200 or sarah@warmemorials.org.  

Conservation Team

Conservation Officer

Emma Suckling - on Maternity Leave (May 2017 - April 2018)

Emma Suckling (nee Nelson) started working at the Trust in June 2010 as one of our Conservation Officers.

Before joining the Trust Emma spent two years working as a Conservation Officer for Eastbourne Borough Council before being accepted onto English Heritages work based Historic Environment Traineeship. She has a degree in Classics and Archaeology from the University of Kent. Her role at the Trust combines her interest and skills in history, planning and conservation.

Emma initially administered the Grants for War Memorials scheme funded by English Heritage and The Wolfson Foundation and managed the Trust's non-grants casework.

Emma currently oversees the Trust's work on a project to list war memorials. She can be contacted on 020 7233 7356 or emma@warmemorials.org.

Conservation Officer

Allana Hughes 

Allana Hughes started work at the Trust in June 2013 as one of our Conservation Officers.

Before joining the Trust Allana spent 3 years working as an Architect in private practice, working on a number of restoration and conservation projects. She has a MSc in Architectural Conservation from the University of Edinburgh and a MArch (Masters in Architecture) from the University of Dundee. Her role at the Trust combines her interest and skills in the built environment and its conservation.

Allana administers the Centenary Memorials Restoration Fund and is the main point of contact for the grant enquires in Scotland. She is based in Edinburgh and can be contacted on 07419 372 904 or allana@warmemorials.org.  

Conservation Officer

Peter Lloyd

Peter Lloyd © Duncan Soar 2017Peter Lloyd started working at the Trust in April 2015 as a Conservation Officer.

Before joining the charity Peter worked as a self-employed Historic Building Consultant and Technical Author. Previous to this, he worked at a large multi-disciplinary consultancy in Durham as Architectural Technologist, Building Surveyor and Project Manager on a range of heritage projects. He went on to complete a Masters degree at The University of Birmingham's Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage in Historic Environment Conservation.

Peter manages the responses to the Grants Pre-application forms for all enquiries in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. He is based in Liverpool and undertakes site visits on behalf of the Conservation Team. Peter can be contacted on 07419 991 661 or peter@warmemorials.org.  

Conservation Officer

Sheena Campbell

Sheena Campbell © Duncan Soar 2017Sheena Campbell started work at the Trust in April 2015 as a Conservation Officer.

Before joining the Trust Sheena worked in 6 different Local Authorities in the north of England mainly as a Conservation Officer managing conservation-led regeneration grant schemes but also with a background in planning. Sheena has a Diploma and MA in Planning (Sheffield Hallam University) focussing on conservation led regeneration, a Post Graduate Diploma in Building Conservation (Reading College of Estate Management) and PG Certificate in Urban Design (Leeds Metropolitan University).

Sheena administers grant schemes. She is based in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire and undertakes site visits on behalf of the Conservation Team. Sheena can be contacted on 07419 991 662 or sheena@warmemorials.org.

Conservation Officer

Andrew McMaster

Andrew McMaster © Duncan Soar 2017Andrew McMaster started working at the Trust in September 2015 as one of our Conservation Officers.

Before joining the Trust Andrew worked as an Architectural Heritage Consultant in Shanghai, prior to which he worked at Historic Scotland and Inverness City Heritage Trust. He holds an MSc in European Urban Conservation from the University of Dundee. His role at the Trust combines his interest and background in traditional building skills, the historic environment and conservation. 

Andrew manages grant schemes. He is based in London and undertakes site visits on behalf of the Conservation Team. He can be contacted on 020 7233 7356 or andrew@warmemorials.org.

Conservation Officer

Chris Reynolds

Chris Reynolds © Duncan Soar 2017Chris Reynolds started working for the Trust in September 2014 as the Conservation Administrator. In April 2016 he moved into the role of Conservation Officer.

Prior to working for War Memorials Trust, Chris completed an undergraduate degree in History and a postgraduate degree in Medieval History at the University of York. He is currently studying for an MSc in Historic Building Conservation at Kingston University and has previously co-authored an article on war memorial inscriptions for the Historic Churches magazine. Chris has also spent time volunteering at a number of heritage organisations, including the Churches Conservation Trust, York Castle Museum and the Borthwick Institute for Archives and has a keen interest in carrying out genealogical research.

Chris manages the Trust’s non-grants casework and is the main point of contact for general conservation enquiries. He is based in London and undertakes site visits on behalf of the Conservation Team. He can be contacted on 020 7233 7356 or chris@warmemorials.org

Project Officer (War Memorials Online)

Brogan Warren

Brogan Warren © Duncan Soar 2017Brogan Warren (nee Higginbotham) started working at the Trust in March 2013 as the Administrator. She become Conservation Administrator in May 2014 and War Memorials Online Officer in September 2014.

Before joining the Trust, she was awarded a BA in History from the University of the West of England, which included a specialist study of war and memory, with an emphasis on war memorials. Brogan has previously volunteered at the SS Great Britain, thus her role at War Memorials Trust combines both her interest in history, remembering war and conservation.

Brogan is the first point of contact for War Memorials Online and she can be reached on 020 7233 7356 or brogan@warmemorials.org.  

Conservation Administrator

Katharine Worley

Katharine Worley © Duncan Soar 2017Katharine Worley started working at the Trust in May 2017 as Conservation Administrator. 

Prior to joining the Trust, Katharine spent several years in Paris, where she studied towards a BA degree in French Studies and volunteered for an association aiming to raise awareness of Paris’s cultural heritage. She became interested in military history whilst working for The Green Howards Museum, in North Yorkshire, and her role within War Memorials Trust combines her interests in history, the importance of community spaces and conservation.

Katharine is the first point of contact for the Conservation Team. She can be reached on 020 7233 7356 or katharine@warmemorials.org.

Volunteer Officer

Rachel Reese

Rachel Reese © Duncan Soar 2017Rachel started work at the Trust in March 2016 as the Conservation Administrator. In May 2017 she moved into the role of Volunteer Officer and also provided Maternity Leave cover for the Trust's Listing work though 2017-18.

Before joining the Trust, she completed an undergraduate degree in History at Cardiff University followed by an MSt in Building History at the University of Cambridge. Rachel has previously worked as a Historic Researcher for an architectural practice and as an Archivist for Never Forget Your Welsh Heroes, a digital archive project. She has also undertaken voluntary work at a number of museums and historic houses, including The Regimental Museum of the Royal Welsh, Dyffryn Gardens (National Trust), and Holkham Hall. 

Rachel is the first point of contact for Regional Volunteers. She can be reached on 020 7233 7356 or rachel@warmemorials.org

 

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