To successfully complete the excavations at Sibford Ferris requires a large team of people with a range of specialists skills. The physical excavation will be undertaken by a team of about 10 people who will be based on site for around eight weeks. They are supported by dozens of staff in our office in Oxford, including teams that process, catalogue and report on the artefactual and ecofactual evidence, our archivists, specialists surveyors and illustrators, post-excavation specialists and logistical support staff.

The key personal involved in this project include:

John Boothroyd - OA South Project Manager

John started his career in commercial archaeology in 2007 after completing his BA in Archaeology at the University of Nottingham. Since joining OA in 2009, John has worked on a variety of projects as a field archaeologist until progressing to his current role as Senior Project Manager. In his current role he oversees a wide portfolio of projects ranging from small scale evaluations and excavations to large infrastructure projects. Over his career John has worked across the south of England and East Anglia, and in his spare time is involved in research projects in Northumberland and Anglesey. He has experience with archaeology from all periods but has a particular interest in prehistory. John is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologist (MCIfA).

Paul Murray - OA South Project Officer

Paul is one of the most experienced Project Officers at Oxford Archaeology and has worked at the company for 35 years in total. He has been PO on a wide range of OA’s projects, including Ipswich Stoke Quay, East Kent Access Project, Fromelles 1st World War graves, Ferry-Bridge chariot burial, Bristol Finzel's Reach, Southampton French Quarter, Zeugma Turkey Rescue Project and Channel Tunnel Rail Link. In his role as PO he will direct the excavation on site on a day to day basis. He is Associate with Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (ACIfA).

Cathy Patrick - Technical Director Orion Heritage

Cathy is a Technical Director at Orion Heritage and heads up Orion’s Worcester office.  She has over 25 years of experience in professional archaeology, sixteen of those in archaeological consultancy.  Cathy has a particular specialism in strategic land promotions.  She has a strong client-base in the West Midlands and is known for her pragmatic and commercially-aware advice. Cathy is a Member of Chartered Institute for Archaeology (MCIfA).

Oxford Archaeology

Oxford Archaeology is one of the UK’s largest providers of heritage and archaeological services. Founded in 1973, we have over 40 years of experience in professional archaeology, and a tradition of quality, innovation and service on projects ranging in scale from domestic extensions to international transport infrastructure. We are a Registered Organisation with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists, as a registered educational charity, we help people to discover and enjoy their heritage through our publications and outreach.

If you are interested in learning more about the sorts of projects Oxford Archaeology undertake, you can find our last annual review here.

Orion Heritage

Orion Heritage is a leading independent archaeological and built heritage planning consultancy providing advice to the private & public sector aimed at resolving the often conflicting demands of conservation while achieving profitable and sustainable developments.

The company prides itself on understanding our clients' businesses and projects and responds positively to their aims and objectives. In order to do this, we provide the following services: