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

Tyesha McGann

Heritage Advisor

Mark Sanderson Profile Photo

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.

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.