Meet the Committee

The current line-up is a dedicated and enthusiastic bunch committed to the ongoing success of the society. The committee is currently made of of eight members.

Chair: Dave Errickson

Dave Errikson

David is a Forensic Anthropologist and part time lecturer in crime scene science at Teesside University. His background is in archaeology having achieved a BSc
Archaeology and MSc Forensic Archaeology and Crime Scene Science. David has currently submitted his PhD in Forensic Anthropology with a focus on 3D imaging techniques in the anthropological context, specifically traumatic lesions and animal gnawing on human bones.

Secretary: Sara Gibson


Sara is a newcomer to archaeology and joined TAS just a couple of years ago because of a growing interest in archaeological objects, unearthed locally and nationally, and the stories they can tell us. She took part in her first dig in 2015 and surprised herself by finding huge enjoyment in wielding a mattock and pot-washing. Sara works in the chemical industry in Teesside.

Treasurer: Bruce Webb-Ireland  

Bruce works for an oil company in North Yorkshire. He began studying archaeology while working in Dublin however moved back to England to complete his degree, achieving a BA in Archaeology with Leicester University in 2012. An exiled Geordie, Bruce has developed a passion for the heritage of our region. As treasurer, he is responsible for all financial aspects of the society.

Editor: Maureen Norrie

Maureen 1

Originally from Northern Ireland, Maureen studied medicine at Queen’s University, Belfast, and practised as a doctor in the north-east until retiring a few years ago. She has had a life-long amateur interest in archaeology and in pre-history, and a lot of holidays have managed to involve these one way or another. Currently she is studying for an Open University Humanities degree, including modules on classical studies and ‘world archaeology’ – essentially, a brief history of humans and human societies from around 10,000 BCE through to historical times.

Guy Forster: Communications and Public Outreach


Guy is a West-Cumbrian lad living in Stockton with his wife and kids. He is currently a full-time student at Durham University studying for a degree in archaeology. In addition to his Communications and Public Outreach responsibilities, Guy has been instrumental in the success of the bookstall this year.

Events: Adam Mead

Adam Meade (2)

Adam is a currently in the second year of his BA archaeological degree at Durham University and tells us that it is the best thing he has ever done. Adam’s main interests are broad, spanning the millennia between the advent of the Mesolithic through to the Anglo-Saxon period. Adam has been conducting a program of fieldwork in the Nunthorpe area.

Hospitality: Carole Tyson

Carol is responsible for hospitality at TAS meetings and has served on the committee for several years.

Without Portfolio: Mike Butler

Mike was elected to the committee back in the mists of time and served as Treasurer until 2015. Mike brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the committee and is currently one of the three TAS signatories. Mike is Director of Mining and Minerals at Jacobs

Social Media Outreach: Kira-May Charley


Kira is the newest member of our committee. She will be updating the website, Facebook and Twitter page, keeping it as active as possible. Kira is studying her second year of her  History degree at Teesside University. Her interests are broad, from Ancient Greece to Victorian Britain with particular emphasis on social and cultural history. Kira took part in her first dig at the age of 16 and has loved archaeology ever since.

The Committee welcomes your feedback, questions, suggestions and news.