Stonehenge and Avebury WHS is very pleased to announce the appointment of Alistair Sommerlad as the first Chair of the new Stonehenge and Avebury WHS Partnership Panel.
Alistair has been a resident of Wiltshire for 18 years living in both Amesbury and Stapleford. Alistair is a history graduate with a passion for archaeology who went on to work in the British Army before taking up a career with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He is well versed in the issues of Stonehenge but has always followed closely developments at Avebury over the years he has been living in the county.
Alistair said “I am delighted and privileged to take up this new role as Chair of the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site at what is an exciting time for the World Heritage Site with the opening of the new Stonehenge visitor centre, the closer working between the two halves of the WHS and the development of a new joint Management Plan. I am looking forward to working with the Partnership Panel and the many people involved in the management of this truly unique site.”
Alistair takes up this voluntary role from 1st January 2014 for an initial 3 year appointment.