With over 20 years’ experience in heritage consulting, Tessa brings a wealth of expertise for managing heritage within a development context. She has experience in both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal heritage assessments, as well as heritage interpretation. Her skills encompass project management, technical direction and client liaison, along with all the requisite heritage assessment skills. She has a passion for completing high-quality projects and ensuring clients get the right advice.
Tessa has written and supervised the production of hundreds of heritage assessments for Aboriginal and historic heritage across NSW. Tessa is the National Secretary for the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Incorporated, is a full International member of Australia ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites), and serves on the Future Directions Committee at the Property Council.
Ngaire Richards has almost two decades of experience in the heritage and archaeology space which spans both Aboriginal and historic heritage. She has been involved in the preparation of Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment Reports, Due Diligence reports, heritage impact statements, excavation reports and archaeological management plans. Ngaire has a strong track record for delivering heritage projects which is backed by her extensive experience and background in informatics.
She is a full International member of Australia ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) and a member of the Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA). She is currently the NSW coordinator for National Archaeology Week which promotes archaeology across Australia.
Lara has over 5 years’ experience working in heritage consultancy. She has undertaken Aboriginal and historical heritage assessments from tender to completion, working with clients going through the NSW planning system. Lara’s core skills include stone artefact analysis, GIS mapping, Aboriginal Community Consultation, archaeological assessment research and reporting for both historic and Aboriginal heritage. In addition, she has specialty expertise in coastal archaeology in NSW. Lara values collaboration and understands that balancing project, regulation and community needs produces the best outcomes for heritage projects.
Crystal Phillips specialises in historical archaeology, built heritage and Aboriginal archaeology. Crystal completed a First-Class Honours thesis on the heritage of Port Macquarie and thus has a strong background in undertaking historic research. With a keen eye for detail, Crystal will ensure an outstanding result for your project. With extensive experience in undertaking historical research, Crystal’s professional interests include osteology, artefact analysis and studying the landscapes of convict settlements.
Sarah Mané provides clients with a seamless project experience. She specialises in historical heritage and Aboriginal archaeology. With a solid background in Museums and Art, Sarah has a particular interest in heritage interpretation and bringing heritage alive.