Andrew Deadman Previously Chair of the Habitats and Hillforts Steering Group until his death on 4th April 2012
Date of Birth: 19th October 1946 – Died
He was raised in Pinner, Middlesex and trained as an ecologist at the University of Aberdeen. The majority of his career was involved in wildlife conservation, first with Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and then with the government wildlife conservation agency, Nature Conservancy Council and its successor body Species Recovery Programme and, latterly, as a General Manager. He took early retirement from English Nature and re-trained as a primary school teacher spending several years as a full-time and supply teacher at a school in Crewe He has worked for 11 years for the National Trust as a volunteer at Bickerton Hill and became Chairman of the Habitats and Hillforts LPS Project Steering Group in 2008
His interests included wildlife conservation; walking; the Welsh slate industry and industrial archaeology; riding and church bell-ringing.
Stewart Ainsworth 2010 – February 2012
Date of Birth: 26 June 1951
His curriculum vitae covers a career within the field of landscape archeology which spans some 32 years, starting with Ordnance Survey, followed by university-based secondment, and for the last 26 years, research roles within the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, and English Heritage.
Other roles include development of landscape archaeology expertise through university and public sector partnerships. Dissemination of research includes contributions at many conferences on the subject of landscape archaeology, and the publication of research in books and journals. Broader outreach on the subject has been achieved for the last eighteen years as a regular on Channel 4’s ‘Time Team’, as well as contributions to a number of BBC TV and radio programmes, magazines and newspapers, and community projects.