New Head of Heritage Places

GML Heritage is delighted to announce Rebecca Hawcroft has been appointed to the role of Head of Heritage Places in the Sydney office.

In the role, Rebecca will be leading and strengthening our experienced team of heritage consultants, including built heritage experts, architects and planners, historians, and interpretation and design specialists.

Rebecca Hawcroft is an experienced heritage practitioner and cultural heritage communicator with a proven track record of providing high level, award winning strategic heritage planning and advice. Rebecca has over 20 years’ experience working with multidisciplinary teams in local and state government and as a consultant, providing the research, planning and implementation of a wide range of conservation projects.

Rebecca has published widely on heritage and architectural history and is the Deputy Editor of Historic Environment the academic journal of Australia ICOMOS. With a deep interest in modernism, Rebecca is the current President of DoCoMoMo Australia and in 2017 curated the National Trust Award winning exhibition ‘The Moderns: Sydney’s European Design Legacy’ for Museums of History NSW, and edited the book The Other Moderns. She is co-host of Two Point Perspective a podcast on architecture produced by Museums of History NSW.

“I am thrilled to be returning to GML as Head of Heritage Places. I have always been interested in innovative heritage practices and see GML as a great place to engage with the future of heritage. Far from being stuck in the past heritage practice is always evolving and I look forward to leading the Heritage Places team through those changes. I am in awe of the knowledge and experience of the team and can’t wait to work with them to achieve great heritage outcomes.”

“We are delighted that Rebecca is returning to GML to lead our Heritage Places team in Sydney. She brings fresh insights following her PhD research, along with considerable experience across private consultancy projects and significant local and state government heritage policy and planning work. Her long and continuing interest in 20th century architecture and design is something that is close to our team’s heart too,” said GML CEO, Sharon Veale.

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