The Team
Rob Bourn BA MA MCIfA

Rob is co-founder and Managing Director of Orion Heritage and plays a key role in the leadership of the archaeological and built heritage teams across the company.  Rob is a leading expert on development and planning related heritage issues and, while working on projects across all development sectors, he has a particular specialism in strategic land promotions, housing, energy (renewable & non-renewable), setting issues & related case law and heritage expert witness at Public Inquiries.


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Dr Rob Smith BA MSc MCIfA

Rob is a Director & co-founder of Orion Heritage and plays a key role in managing our northern operations. He has dealt with a broad spectrum of work, providing archaeological and heritage planning related advice and support to NSIP schemes, large-scale mixed-use urban extensions, renewable energy projects, leisure parks and villages, retail developments and residential schemes, through to small-scale sensitive developments. Rob has an in depth understanding of historic environment planning policy and guidance across all parts of the UK, and also acts as an expert witness at planning inquiries and hearings. 


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Jane Bourn LLB(Hons), Solicitor

Jane is a Director and Practice Manager of Orion Heritage and brings with her a wealth of experience over many years as a commercial and property litigation lawyer.


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Cathy Patrick BA DipArchaeol MPhil MCIfA

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.   


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Chris Colville BA Hons MSc

Chris is a Principal Built Heritage consultant with experience in a range of private and public sector roles within local government authorities in London and as a heritage consultant. He has extensive experience providing pre-app heritage advice; preparing heritage statements; archival recording of heritage assets; conservation area appraisals and management plans; and advising on appropriate repair and maintenance techniques for historic buildings. He also possesses a detailed knowledge of the historical development of architecture, an ability to assess the significance of a heritage asset and to develop policy for its ongoing management.


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Emma Baxter BA MA MSc IHBC

Emma is a Principal Built Heritage Consultant with experience in regard to statutorily listed buildings, enables detailed analysis of the impacts of development, whether small, or large scale. From working with architects, developers, planners, landscape architects and other specialists, Emma is able to combine her wealth of understanding of heritage constraints, with a firm understanding of the commercial issues of development, to provide comprehensive advice and negotiation to achieve desired outcomes.


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Jan Mathieson BA B.Arch AABC

Jan is a Principal Built Heritage Consultant and is a qualified architect, accredited in conservation, with over 30 years’ experience in the repair and refurbishment of historic buildings. This includes work at the Tower of London and other World Heritage Sites such as the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich as well as restorations of Crown Estate properties. Her work includes compiling comprehensive documentation for Listed Building Consent applications and discharge of conditions. In addition to heritage assessments, this includes schedules of condition, repair or maintenance and Written Schemes of Recording. She is particularly interested in historic interiors, security in Listed Buildings and in the challenge of incorporating uncompromising modern design with heritage assets.


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Helen MacQuarrie MA MPhil ACIfA

Helen is an experienced Principal Consultant providing archaeological advice advice for a wide range of projects across southern UK.  These have included complex DCO schemes, settings assessments, conservatio management plans, as well as desk-based assessments, ESs and management of archaeological investigations for residential, retail, industrial and energy schemes. As well as her wide ranging consultancy experience, Helen has an established fieldwork, research and post-excavation background.


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Sylvia Lock BA ACIfA

Sylvia is a Senior Archaeological Consultant who joined Orion in December 2020.  She has extensive experience in the production of desk-based assessments, environmental statements and Written Schemes of Investigation, as well as the organisation & management of archaeological fieldwork for housing, mixed-use and industrial schemes across the UK.

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Luke Wayman BSc Hons

Luke is Orion's Graphics Manager responsible for the wide range of graphics work produced for the company. He has an in depth knowledge of technical software including ArcGIS, AutoCAD, and Adobe Creative Suite, gained over 15 years. Luke uses this expertise to provide illustrations such as historic map regressions, archaeological mitigation plans, maps of designated assets and HER data, archaeological deposit models, historic building phasing plans, LiDAR data plots and material for public outreach. 


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Dr Charlotte Willis BA MSc ACIfA

Charlie is an Archaeological Consultant who joined Orion in March 2020, just as the Covid-19 crisis hit! She is an experienced GIS, aerial photography and Lidar analyst.   In her previous employment she worked with a variety of clients including heritage consultancies, HS2, National Trust and local planning authorities.


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Robin Sheehan MSc

Robin is a Senior Built Heritage Consultant who joined Orion in September 2020.  Robin has extensice experience  working within the heritage sector in both public and private institutions. He has a particular experience in building pathology and how this can be used to inform work to improve conditions for collections and historic interiors and to produce a suitable maintenance and repair strategy for the future.


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Ben Redclift BA MA PCIfA

Ben is an Archaeological Consultant who joined the team in April 2019. He has held a variety of research related roles, most recently in a governance capacity for research projects conducted on public health data. Ben has been involved with a number of excavations across London, as well as managing an on-site finds team for a major excavation in Southwark. More recently, he has spent a number of years on a large government funded initiative conducting research into the historical evidence for the rights of way network; working in a variety of local and national archive institutions and compiling a GIS database of recorded routes and sources.  


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