Roy King BA MCIfA Managing Director

Roy has over 25 years’ experience in development-related archaeology within the planning system. He began his career with Thamesdown Archaeology Unit in the late 1980s, subsequently working for Cotswold Archaeology before setting up Foundations in 1995. Roy manages all aspects of the business, including the majority of consultancy projects. He attained MCIfA in 1993.

Diana King BA MCIfA Assistant Director, Company Secretary

Diana has over 12 years’ experience in contracting archaeology and has worked for Foundations since 1999, progressing to her present post in 2008. She has directed numerous projects and is experienced in both consultancy and fieldwork. Diana also manages most of the historic building recording, photographic survey and land quality assessment projects. As she returns to work from her Maternity leave she is assisting with archiving part-time. She attained MCIfA in 2009.

Tracy Michaels BSC MCIfA Associate Director

Tracy joined Foundations Archaeology in 1998 and by 2001 was promoted to Associate Director. She is highly experienced in all aspects of field and office based archaeological work. However, following the birth of her son in 2006, Tracy decided to take a career break and re-joined Foundations in 2012 initially on a part time basis, in the capacity of Office Manager. In June 2017 Tracy was again promoted to the role of Associate Director for Foundations Archaeology and in June 2019 she attained MCIfA .

Her main responsibilities are consultancy, project management, remote site management, managing post-excavation programmes, report production, aerial photographic interpretation and analysis, as well as overseeing the accounts.

Andrew Hood BSC MCIfA Project Manager

Andy began working for Foundations Archaeology in 2000, whilst studying for an archaeology degree. Upon graduation, he joined the company full time. Since 2005, he has managed numerous archaeological projects, including watching briefs, evaluations and excavations. At present, he is a project manager, with both fieldwork and office based responsibilities. Currently holds MCIfA.

Chris Smith MA MCIfA Senior Archaeologist 

I have been working as an archaeologist on projects throughout the UK since 2002. I have an undergraduate degree in Archaeology and Prehistory and a Master’s degree in Historic Landscape Studies. I am a member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists at MCIfA level, a grade I have held since 2008. My particular interests include medieval and post-medieval urban archaeology as
well as medieval and post-medieval material culture. I first worked for Foundations in 2003 and came back to the company in spring 2019 as a Senior Archaeologist.


Ian Salisbury BA PCIfA Supervisor

I've been at Foundations since January 2017, I'm an archaeologist with a wide experience of excavations, evaluations, and watching briefs.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Eva Takac Finds Officer 

Eva joined Foundations in 2016 to help with our archiving and supporting fieldwork when necessary.