Alistair Roach worked for the National Trust for nearly 30 years. He holds an MA in Heritage and Archaeology and an MPhil in Maritime History and Archaeology. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and is a Fellow of both the Royal Historical Society and the Royal Society of Arts. Author of The Life and Ship Models of Norman Ough he has also published papers in refereed journals and magazines. Previously a member of Council and Hon. Secretary of the Research & Programmes Committee he is an independent researcher and also assists at the Brunel Institute (ss Great Britain Trust).