Working Group Chair: Kate Geary & Cara Jones
Kate Geary, MCIfA is Head of Professional Development and Practice at the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA), responsible for strategic matters relating to professional development and the historic environment, including training, CPD, qualifications and for professional practice issues and policy. Previously an archaeologist working mainly in historic environment advice roles, she started working for CIfA in January 2005, moving to her current role in 2017. Kate sits on the Project Board as co-chair of the Professional.
Cara Jones works within the Professional Development and Practice team at the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA). Graduating from Cardiff University, Cara has been working in Scotland since 2005 as a field archaeologist, heritage consultant, local authority archaeologist and project manager in community archaeology. Working UK wide with her role at CIfA, Cara leads on the development of training and professional development initiatives for archaeologists in Scotland and contributes to linked initiatives throughout the UK. On behalf of CIfA, Cara leads Aim 5 (Innovation and Skills) of Scotland’s Archaeology Strategy and has been part of the active delivery of the strategy since it’s launch in 2015.
Cara sits on the Project Board as co-chair of the Professional Skills, Training and Specialisms Working Group.