Dr Mike Anson, Chair
Archive Manager, Bank of England Archive. Joined the Bank in 2004 as researcher on the Bank's official history project and was previously at the Business History Unit, London School of Economics working on commissioned histories of British Rail, and the Channel Tunnel. He also spent some time as an archivist at the former record centre of the British Railways Board. Editor of Business Archives: Sources and History from 2004 to 2011. Chair of BAC since 2013. Mike is also Chair of the Archive & Records Association Conference Committee and is external examiner at the Centre for Archives and Information Studies, University of Dundee.
Judy Faraday, Deputy Chair
Head of Heritage for the John Lewis Partnership and Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Hertfordshire. Judy holds an MPhil from the University of Wolverhampton. ARA member including former Chair of the Section for Business Records and Archive Manager at MLA; member of East of England Museums, Libraries and Archives Council and the Community Archives and Heritage Group.
Moira Lovegrove, Hon. Treasurer
Moira has been a trustee of the Business Archives Council since 2008 and Hon Treasurer since 2012. She was reviews editor of the principles and practice themed reviews in the BAC’s journal for nine years. She is a registered archivist and most recently worked as an archivist at Enid Blyton Entertainment at Hachette publishers. From 2000 to 2017 she was an archivist with The Baring Archive.
Lorna Williams, Hon. Secretary
Lorna qualified as an Archivist (University of Liverpool) in 2005 and since then has worked on the Documenting the Workshop of the World cataloguing and digitisation project in the Black Country archives and as Assistant Archivist at Denbighshire Record Office. Lorna is now Senior Archivist at the Bank of England Archive. Lorna is also on the Representative Council of the Digital Preservation Coalition. Lorna organised the BAC annual conference, 2010-2011 and 2018, administered the BAC annual cataloguing grants, 2012-2014, and was editor of the BAC newsletter, 2014-2016.
Natasha Richards, Membership Secretary
Group Art Curator for Aviva plc, Natasha is a registered archivist and records manager (UCL 1998). She has worked with many corporate art and archives collections, including roles at Aviva, Lloyds Banking Group and Diageo. Natasha also serves on the board of London’s Sculpture and the City.
Heritage Collections Manager at BT since 2016, with previous roles at Lloyds Banking Group and the British Museum. Anne has an interest in digital preservation and was a Board Director of the Digital Preservation Coalition from 2013-16. Anne administered the BAC’s arts cataloguing grant from 2016-2018.
Records professional since the late 1990s. Currently internal Records Management consultant for GSK since 2006 but also responsible for GSK’s heritage program, which started as a small side project but which has now grown into a fully-fledged service. Prior to GSK worked at the British Council as Information Governance Manager with responsibility for electronic records management implementation, FOI and heritage.
Head of Archives at the Nationwide Building Society. Sara has worked in the business archives world for over 20 years and has recently joined the Nationwide to set up their archive service; prior to this appointment, Sara was the Global History Manager at HSBC. During the last 20 or so years, Sara has been involved in many business archives initiatives including teaching on the business archives module at the University of Liverpool; the production of the National Strategy on Business Archives; judging the BAC cataloguing grant and chairing the BAC Wadsworth Prize for business history.
Emma is Head of Archives Sector Development at The National Archives. Prior to this, she has fulfilled a number of roles at TNA most recently as Head of Collections Engagement. She has worked on programmes development for the archives sector, managed large volunteers and NLHF funded projects and served in both public and government facing areas of the organisation. She has a PhD in History and her research interests take her to many archives across the country.
Kate runs the BA History degree at Bournemouth University. Previous to this, she worked at the BBC for 24 years. Her book Behind the Wireless: An Early History of Women at the BBC made extensive use of the BBC's written archive. She is coordinator of the BAC Wadsworth Prize for Business History.
Richard Wiltshire is Archive Manager, Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives (from 6 April 2020). He was formerly Senior Archivist for Business Archives, at London Metropolitan Archives (LMA). He has led depositor-funded cataloguing projects including Earls Court and Olympia, Standard Chartered Bank and Whitechapel Bell Foundry. Richard is BAC representative on the crisis management team for business archives and oversees BAC’s general cataloguing grant.
Senior Archivist, Boots Archive. Judith was a distance learning student on the University of Dundee's Archives & Records Management course and has worked as an archivist at Boots since 2007. After a few years organising the annual BAC conference, Judith held the role of Membership Secretary from 2012-2016 and is Risk Officer for the Council.