Heritage is about culture. It’s not only about the things we want to keep, but a much deeper reflection of who we are and what we value in our lives and communities. I work in heritage because it is part of our past that contributes an array of meanings to the everyday experience of life.
Sharon Veale is Chief Executive Officer and Partner at GML Heritage. She brings a wealth of expertise and over 15 years’ experience in Aboriginal and historic cultural heritage assessment, management and conservation for public and private sector clients.
Sharon specialises in urban planning, heritage and impact assessments, and interpretation. As a GML Partner, she plays a pivotal role in leading multidisciplinary teams in the integrated assessment of heritage values. She has a strong track record in preparing heritage assessments across cultural landscapes and places of significant scale and complexity. She also has extensive experience in community engagement and in documenting social and cultural values.
Sharon is a sessional lecturer for Heritage Planning at the University of NSW, has published three books and regularly contributes to peer-reviewed journals.
Sharon is a Trustee on the Board of Sydney Living Museums and is a member of the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service Advisory Council.