War Memorials Trust
 

Staff

Director

Trust Manager, Frances Moreton © WMTFrances Moreton

Frances 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 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 and Volunteer Officer

Ruth Cavender

Ruth Cavender started working with the Trust as Learning Officer in August 2011. In April 2016 her role evolved to support the Regional Volunteers as well.

Prior to working at the Trust, Ruth obtained a History degree from the University of Kent. After graduating in 2005, she worked as a teaching assistant before studying for her Post Graduate Certificate in Education at the University of Bedfordshire. After qualifying as a teacher Ruth spent four years teaching in a Cambridgeshire primary school before joining War Memorials Trust. Working for the Trust enables Ruth to combine her skills in her two key areas of interest, history and the education of young people.

Ruth is responsible for developing and implementing the Trust’s new 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 ruth@warmemorials.org.

Charity Administrator

Sarah Taverner

Sarah joined War Memorials Trust as Charity Administrator in March 2016.

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

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 - on Maternity Leave (May 2016 - April 2017)

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

Helen Bowman

Helen Bowman started working at the Trust in February 2015 as a Conservation Officer.

Before joining the Trust Helen spent two years working in the Conservation Team at Alan Baxter & Associates while undertaking a part-time Masters in Historic Conservation at Oxford Brookes University. Prior to that she was part of the English Heritage press office for nine years, predominantly looking after the communication of planning and development casework and designation.

Helen initially provided maternity cover for the Trust’s non-grants casework and was the main point of contact for general conservation enquiries based in London until the end of April 2016.

Helen currently administers the Centenary Memorials Restoration Fund and is the main point of contact for enquires in Scotland. From May 2016 she is based in Edinburgh and can be contacted on 07419 372 904 or helen@warmemorials.org.  

Conservation Officer

Peter Lloyd

Peter 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 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 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 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 (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

Rachel Reese

Rachel started work at the Trust in March 2016 as the Conservation Administrator.

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 the Conservation Team. She can be contacted on 020 7233 7356 or rachel@warmemorials.org

Digital Administrator

Roseanna Smith  

Roseanna Smith started work at the Trust in April 2016 as the Digital Administrator. 

Before joining the Trust, she gained experience in conservation from work-placements at Chatsworth House and The Royal Albert Memorial Museum whilst completing an undergraduate degree in Conservation & Restoration at the University of Lincoln. Roseanna has worked as a conservator on various materials and projects, including leather furnishings at Kensington Town Hall and heraldic panels from Her Majesty the Queen’s collection. She has also undertaken voluntary work at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts gallery at Birmingham and the ‘1000 Years of Traditional Craft’ fair at Lincoln Castle.

Roseanna is overseeing the digitisation and organisation of the Trust’s historic files. She can be contacted on 020 7233 7356 or roseanna@warmemorials.org.

and has a keen interest in carrying out genealogical research.

 

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