BAC Executive

Hon Officers:

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.

Judy Faraday, Deputy Chair

Head of Heritage for the John Lewis Partnership. Member of the Archives & Records Association. Fellow of the University of Hertfordshire with specific reference to public history. Research interests include community archives and retail history.

Moira Lovegrove, Hon. Treasurer

Moira is a registered member of the Archives & Records Association. She has been an archivist with The Baring Archive since 2000. She was reviews editor of the principles and practice themed reviews in the Business Archives Council’s journal for nine years and has been Hon Treasurer since 2012.

Karen Sampson, Hon. Secretary

Head of Archives & Museum at Lloyds Banking Group, Karen has previously worked for both local government and university archives. She wrote the business archives module for the distance-learning archives and records management MLitt at Dundee University, on which she tutored until 2011. Karen has served as Hon Secretary of the BAC since 2005.

Executive Committee:

Anne Archer

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 between 2013-2016. She currently administers the BAC's arts cataloguing grant.

Michele Blagg

Historical Researcher, visiting Research Associate at the Institute of Contemporary British History (ICBH) at King's College London. Michele’s areas of interest are in financial and business history with special regard for the actors and networks located in the London market. She teaches on the ICBH MA in Contemporary History and assists with the Witness Seminar Programme.

Chris Campbell

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.

Justin Cavernelis-Frost

Justin has over 20 years’ experience in archives in the public and private sector. Starting his career at The National Archives, Justin appraised records and worked to improve standards of government record-keeping. Moving to the Museums Libraries & Archives Council in 2000, he worked at a senior level in cultural policy and strategy. In 2008 Justin became Director of the Museum & Archives of St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London. He is currently an Assistant Director with The Rothschild Archive, the family and banking archive in the City. Justin also occasionally undertakes private consultancy work, as an Associate of the Cultural Consulting Network.

Valerie Johnson

Director of Research and Collections at The National Archives. A qualified archivist and registered member of the Archives & Records Association, and editor from 2004-2009 of the BAC journal Business Archives: Principles and Practice. She also has a PhD in History; is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.

Sara Kinsey

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 Wadsworth Prize for business history.

Moira Lovegrove

Moira Lovegrove has worked as an archivist with The Baring Archive since 2000. She was reviews editor of the principles and practice themed reviews in the Business Archives Council’s journal for nine years. She has been Hon Treasurer of the BAC since 2012.

Kevin Tennent

Lecturer in Management, the York Management School, University of York. His main research agenda is around the strategy, structure and governance of industries in the past and touches industries as diverse as mining, transport, music and football. He has just published a major book with Routledge on the organization of the 1966 FIFA World Cup using a diversity of archival sources. Since 2011 he has chaired the Management and Business History Track at the British Academy of Management conference.

Claire Twinn

Global Functions Archives Manager, HSBC. Since qualifying as an archivist in 2005, Claire has held a variety of roles in both the public and private sectors before joining HSBC in 2011. Claire manages the BAC website.

Lorna Williams

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 organised the BAC annual conference, 2010-2011, administered the BAC annual cataloguing grants, 2012-2014, and is now editor of the BAC newsletter.

Richard Wiltshire

Richard Wiltshire is Senior Archivist for Business Archives at London Metropolitan Archives (LMA), the City and pan-London local authority archive, and managed by the City of London Corporation. Prior to April 2008, Richard was the Archivist responsible for acquisitions at LMA from 2004. He joined LMA in 2002. He has led depositor-funded cataloguing projects including Earls Court and Olympia, and Standard Chartered Bank.

Judith Wright

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 BAC annual conference, Judith took over the role of Membership Secretary in 2012.