As part of a recent strategic review of my company, I decided that it was time to apply for an upgrade to Member of CIfA, having been an Associate for several years. Upgrading, with its recognition of the achievement of a high level of professional competence, shows a continuing commitment to my company’s success. In my experience, having worked in the finance, real estate and now heritage sectors, clients and stakeholders are reassured by accreditation and through my Member grade status they will know that my skills and experience have been peer reviewed and evaluated, and that I continue to adhere to a set of regulations, standards and guidelines.
As a historic environment practitioner, I strive to promote professionalism in archaeology through the work I undertake and how I engage with my clients and stakeholders. Given the opportunity, I aim to make people aware of CIfA, my accreditation, and the regulations, Standards and guidance. The historic environment is undergoing constant change, as are working practices, and I’m interested in how CIfA continues to respond to change particularly through its strategic vision, advocacy and engagement. I contribute to CIfA’s work and pursue my interest as Treasurer of the Buildings Archaeology SIG and as a Board of Directors member.