Our People

Delivering high quality projects.

Our small team of dedicated staff work tirelessly to ensure that we successfully deliver the multiple projects that we have underway at any one time.

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LHBT Project Managers are generously supported by Historic England through a Regional Capacity Building Grant 

Our LHBT Director post has been generously supported through funding from The Pilgrim Trust, Garfield Weston Foundation and The 29th May 1961 Charitable Trust

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Laura Crossley

Director

Laura Crossley is an experienced executive in the heritage sector, with an extensive track record in cultural and regeneration programmes that meet the needs of communities.  She comes to LHBT from the National Football Museum where she was a member of the senior leadership team as well as being an independent cultural consultant to a range of heritage bodies.  She has worked with the History of Science Museum, the National Trust, the Sheringham Museum and the Norwich Heritage Economic and Regeneration Trust.  She also holds a PhD from the University of Leicester and a MA from the University of Salford.    

Jane Brenan

Finance Manager

Jane has worked as finance manager for a wide range of small to medium sized organisations;  in the commercial and charities sectors as well as in social housing. She has been in charge of the finances of an architects’ practice with 55 staff, in charge of invoicing and liaising with local authority clients and invoicing on behalf of all professionals working on a project. She has also worked for  small community organisations and charities, providing financial reporting and forecasting  to enable those organisations apply for grants and loans and take strategic decisions to  secure their future financial security.  She brings extensive experience of good practice from all these sectors to running the finances of small organisations. She also has a PhD in Medieval Archaeology which was published as an academic book. 

Rosie Shaw

Senior Project Manager

Rosie is an experienced Project Manager who has been working in the heritage sector for over 10 years, she began working for the Trust in autumn 2017.  Over that period, she has overseen the completion Phase II project at St George’s Garrison Church, Woolwich and an Options Appraisal for the chapels at South Ealing Cemetery.  Rosie is also a specialist architectural paint researcher, she is the Honorary Secretary of the Traditional Paint Forum and sits on the ICON Historic Interiors Group.  She co-founded the Stretcher Railing Society in 2017. 

Hannah Southgate

Project Manager

Hannah has been working in the heritage sector since 2015. She began her career as part of the projects team at The Prince’s Regeneration Trust and Princes Foundation working to save at-risk historic buildings across the UK for the benefit of local communities. In 2018 she took a leap and began working as a freelance heritage consultant and project manager, supporting organisations both independently and collaboratively on a range of heritage regeneration projects throughout London. Most recently she spent two years on site as part of the project management team overseeing a multi-million pound conservation and construction project at the east-end icon St John at Hackney Church. She is currently completing her MSc in Historic Building Conservation, and holds an MA in Medieval History.

 

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