Press release

Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The Queen approves the appointment of Commissioners of the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales.

The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Ms Catherine Hardman and Mr Thomas Lloyd as Commissioners of the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales for a term of 5 years from 1 May 2010.

Biographical details

Ms Catherine Hardman

Ms Hardman has a Masters degree in Archaeology and a Masters degree in Archaeological Heritage Management. She works in the Archaeology Department at the University of York as a senior manager in the Archaeological Data Service. She has worked there since 2001 and has valuable experience in digital archive management, which is a key area for the Royal Commission’s work.

Mr Thomas Lloyd

Mr Lloyd has a degree in Classics and Law. He practiced as a solicitor from 1976 until 1989. From 1987 until 1990 he was a Director and Company Secretary of the Golden Grove Book Company. He was a very high degree of expertise in architectural history generally and considerable expertise in Welsh architecture and Welsh country houses in particular, and has written and co-written several books on architectural history. He served as a member and chairperson on the Historic Buildings Council for Wales, a board member of the Welsh Tourist Board and the Architectural Heritage Fund, London. He has also been a member or chair of numerous voluntary bodies, including the British Historic Buildings Trust, Buildings at Risk Trust, the Cambrian Archaeological Society and the Pembrokeshire History Trust. He has sound experience of governance.