CIfA committees

The Institute is a democratic membership organisation which is run by an elected Board of Directors and supported by an Advisory Council made up of CIfA members. Some processes of the Board are delegated to various committees which are also made up of CIfA members who volunteer their time - see below. The dates of committee meetings (along with other CIfA activities) can be found on the events calendar.

Validation committee

Oliver Jessop (chair)
Assess all applications for accreditation and advises the Board of Directors concerning the development of the Validation process for membership of the institute and generally on validation processes and procedures. If you are interested in joining this committee and would like to observe a meeting please email membership [at]

Registration Committee (Organisations)

Robin Holgate (chair)
Processes applications for registration and advises the Board of Directors on the development of the Registered Organisations scheme.

Contact a committee

All committees can be contacted using the details below:

Chartered Institute for Archaeologists
Power Steele Building
Wessex Hall
Whiteknights Road
Tel: 0118 9662841
E-mail: admin [at]