Our People

Who We Are

Since being established in early 2013, The Heritage Advisory now operates a core team of specialists, of which each member exhibits a broad-based range of knowledge, skills, expertise and interests.

Mark Sanderson Profile Photo

Mark Sanderson

Director

Sarah Burdis Profile Photo

Sarah Burdis

Senior heritage advisor

Michael Patrick

Principal heritage advisor

Tyesha McGann

Heritage Advisor

Ashleigh Clarke

Ashleigh Clarke Architects

Wendy Morris

Office Manager

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Mark Sanderson

Director
BA (Hons), PG Cert, MA, IHBC

msanderson@
theheritageadvisory
.co.uk

msanderson@theheritageadvisory.co.uk

07951 926869

Mark’s career began in 1998, studying for a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in the History of Architecture and Design. He then undertook a Master of Arts in Architectural Conservation over 2002-2004. 2020 saw him obtain a further postgraduate in the Classical Mediterranean.

In 2000, whilst at university, Mark worked as an archaeologist for Coventry Archaeology, before moving to Boston Borough Council as Planning Officer (Conservation) in 2002. In 2004 he joined multi-disciplinary consultancy CgMs in their London office, working UK wide as an Historic Buildings Consultant.

In 2006, he then went on to join Tynedale Council as Senior Conservation Officer, before joining Rolfe Judd Architecture and Planning in London as Senior Built Heritage Advisor in 2007. He set up New Historic Environment Consulting in the same year, a heritage consultancy he operated across the South until 2010.

Following this, he went on to join Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) as Regional Project Manager in London and the south of England before being promoted to Lead Consultant (Built Heritage) at MOLA in September 2012.

Establishing The Heritage Advisory in March 2013, Mark now has around twenty years’ experience of built heritage, conservation, design and archaeology, working on a high number of proposals, involving a variety of historic buildings, areas and other heritage asset, throughout the UK. He is a full member of the IHBC.

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Sarah Burdis

Senior Heritage Advisor
BSc (Hons), MSc, MA

sburdis@
theheritageadvisory
.co.uk

sburdis@theheritageadvisory.co.uk

07484 051351

Sarah began her career in heritage in 2008, undertaking a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Property Development, for which she received a First Class degree in 2011. During her undergraduate studies Sarah developed a passion for historic buildings and their role in new development.

This led to a Master of Science in Historic Building Conservation undertaken over 2011-2012. Sarah went on to put this knowledge to use in the property market before being employed as a Landscape and Visual Impact Assessor and Planning Advisor at JBA Consultancy Services Ltd., in late 2012.

Between 2012 and 2016, Sarah wrote a number of articles concerning the relationship between heritage and development for magazines Rooftops and Future Build. She also provided photography toward National Trust publicity, whilst contributing towards ‘Introduction to Landscapes’, a book advising on Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment.

Sarah joined The Heritage Advisory in 2016 as Heritage Advisor and in 2017 obtained a further Master of Arts in Planning. Early 2018 saw her promoted to Senior Heritage Advisor, having by that time worked extensively in heritage planning, whilst utilising to considerable effect, her unique take on the place of heritage in planning and development.

Michael Patrick

Principal Heritage Advisor
BArch, MA, R.A., C.T.D.

mpatrick@
theheritageadvisory
.co.uk

mpatrick@theheritageadvisory.co.uk

07840 746415

Michael received his Bachelors of Architecture from the University of Southern California (2001-2006).  He then went on to practise architecture across wider California whilst working for JTD Architects (2005-2007), Rivers & Christian Architects (2007-2014) and Studio One Eleven (2014-2019). He currently remains a registered architect. 

Michael has worked on a high number of projects entailing aviation, retail, commercial, residential, and heritage.  This has allowed him extensive experience of not only a wide variety of schemes, but also the very many component phases of architecture from conception through to completion, collaborating with numerous trades over the course of such a process.

More recently, Michael’s appetite for the past and the physical evidence of this has led him to focus an already accomplished career upon heritage and conservation.  In 2019, he therefore went on to study at the University of York, and in 2021, obtained his MA in Conservation Studies (Historic Buildings), for which he obtained a Merit.

Combined with a growing passion for heritage and conservation, Michael’s studies in York have served to establish a new and exciting path in his career, and one which is lent unique insight by his previous years working in the wider industry of architecture and construction. Michael also volunteers with the York Civic Trust.

Whilst commenting on planning applications for the Trust, he has sought to guide and improve the designs and associated planning submissions of applicants so as to preserve and enhance the very many unique buildings and assemblies of the city, within what is not merely an intensively historic environment, but one that is continually evolving.

Michael looks forward to utilising his passion, drive, and knowledge in the built and historic environment to contribute toward the company’s goals of protecting and enriching the UK’s extensive heritage, whilst managing change there with care and creativity.

Tyesha McGann

Heritage Advisor
BA (Hons), MA (AAHUE)

tmcgann@
theheritageadvisory
.co.uk

tmcgann@theheritageadvisory.co.uk

07706 159089

Tyesha joined The Heritage Advisory following her 2020 completion of a Master of Arts in Architecture and Historic Urban Environments at the Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, for which she received a Distinction.

Tyesha’s experience over the course of her MA developed a progressive approach toward the protection of historic buildings and areas, with a clear emphasis upon reuse and new development in the historic environment.

Tyesha first developed her interest in historic buildings and areas over 2014 to 2018, in her home country of Canada, where she undertook a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in the History and Theory of Architecture at Carleton University, for which she also obtained a Distinction.

Tyesha has obtained further practical experience in the historic environment as a volunteer for Heritage Ottawa in Canada (2018 to 2019), where she assisted in the research and documentation of historic houses on Glebe Avenue.

Over 2020 to 2021, she has volunteered for Seventeen Nineteen as a Curious Curator, assisting the search for historical curiosities to incorporate as part of the reuse of Holy Trinity Church, Sunderland. Tyesha is also a Buildings at Risk Officer with SAVE Britain’s Heritage.

Tyesha is a passionate and devoted researcher in the historic environment and is excited to bring fresh skills and talent to The Heritage Advisory and their clientele.

Ashleigh Clarke

Ashleigh Clarke Architects

Ashleigh’s architectural journey began in June 2007, studying for a BA Hons in Bachelor of Architecture at De Montfort University. He then undertook a Masters of Architecture in 2011 at De Montfort University followed by his Post Graduate Diploma in Architectural Practice at Birmingham City University in 2015.

When Ashleigh started his career, he quickly established himself as a highly-skilled and intuitive architect experiencing early success with a number of his projects across a variety of sectors including residential, education and commercial projects. Ashleigh founded Ashleigh Clarke Architects in 2018 and now specialises in residential architecture, where he brings a wealth of knowledge and creative expertise to our projects.

Highly creative and multi-skilled, Ashleigh specialises in small to large scale residential projects, conservation, educational and commercial architecture and master planning, consistently designing the most beautiful and functional spaces for his clients. Ashleigh is a Chartered RIBA registered Architect with extensive experience in designing and obtaining planning permissions for Grade II listed buildings in the Cotswolds.

We now collaborate and work closely with The Heritage Advisory as their architect on a diverse range of projects.

Wendy Morris

Office Manager

wmorris@
theheritageadvisory
.co.uk

wmorris@theheritageadvisory.co.uk

Wendy joined The Heritage Advisory in 2020 in the capacity of Office Manager, where she provides accounting and administrative support to the team. 

With more than 20 years’ experience in administration and secretarial work – including human resources and accounts – Wendy’s considerable expertise combined with a methodical and thorough approach, provides clients with a high level of service.

Wendy has previously been employed across a wide variety of sectors, to include a number of both private and public sector responsibilities. She has not only worked with large multi-national businesses, but also smaller, new start-up enterprises.

In these roles, she has been responsible for putting more effective structures and procedures in place, whilst setting up entirely new systems to enable greater productivity and improved efficiency more generally.   

Wendy brings unparalleled organisational skills to The Heritage Advisory and incomparable administration of the company in its day-to-day operation.