Dr. Gerry Wait

GerryDr. Gerry Wait in international expert in archaeology and heritage management with thirty years of experience on important positions in professional and academic institutions and groups, as well as businesses in the related fields. He studied archaeology and anthropology in USA and did his Ph.D. focused on Ritual and Religion in Prehistoric Britain on the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.  Dr. Wait served as Chairman and still serves as Board Director of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists. He was also Co-chair of the Committee on Professional Associations in Archaeology of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) and has been an active member for the EAA since 1995. He is on the editorial board of the Society of American Archaeology’s Advances in Archaeological Practice Journal. He is also a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, listed on the Register of Professional Archaeologists (USA) and involved in many other professional and academic associations. Wait has undertaken heritage assessments for Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIA) in the UK, USA, Romania, Ireland, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Burkino Faso, Niger, the Republic of Congo, Mongolia, Morocco, China, and Kyrgyzstan. For 2014 he was seconded to SouthStream Transport bv (via ERM) as Cultural Heritage Advisor, overseeing the cultural heritage assessments for three international ESIAs, and associated cultural heritage investigations in Russia and in Bulgaria, both terrestrial and maritime. He has undertaken due diligence for sponsors and lenders on projects in Niger, Mauretania, Egypt and Mongolia.  He is currently providing due diligence support to Ramboll on the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline Project in Greece, Albania and Italy.
Dr. Wait real passion is in finding ways to make the past relevant to people and communities in building their future, with the belief that successful communities have firm roots in their past. Gerry is an expert in conservation and management planning, heritage site management and interpretation for the general public.