Our Core Team

Kate Measures is an Ecologist and qualified Museum Curator, as well as being a very experienced evaluator. She has over 25 years’ experience working across the sector, and has been heading-up Hertiage Insider for 20 years. She is passionate about helping organisations and professionals achieve their goals, and alongside a wealth of experience, brings enthusiasm, ideas and new ways of looking at things to the table.

Kate is most at home when mentoring others, cracking a strategic problem, or designing inclusive and participative evaluation tools. She is also a National Lottery Heritage Fund mentor.

Kate’s partner Mark is a Stonemason who is passionate about keeping our heritage alive and specialises in restoring historic properties. They have a young daughter called Kitty who is also a certified heritage-nut. They live in Somerset and love nothing better than exploring everything from Bronze-age burial mounds and industrial heritage, to meadows, and poking around museums and galleries together. Kate also loves walking, boxing, cooking local food and would like to be reincarnated as a squirrel in a future life...

Judith Merridew is based in our registered office in Leeds and is the backbone of Heritage Insider. For over 15 years Judith has worked with our clients across the sector and has been crucial to keeping the ‘ship’ sailing smoothly. Judith knows what it takes to successfully set-up a project, effectively manage relationships and navigate complex partnerships, present tip-top reports, and to ensure participants have an awesome experience on all our training.

Judith is a master of organisation and logistics. She is your first port-of-call for booking meetings, bagging a place on training, and all things finances.

When not supporting clients and tied to a desk (!), Judith is often to be found outside accompanied by a four-legged friend which at present is Griffin, a rescued ginger spaniel.

Patrick Ross is a Sheffield-based graphic designer with over 30-years design agency experience. He has a wealth of experience designing for public sector organisations including: English Heritage, the Department for Culture Media and Sport and the Department for Work and Pensions.

Patrick now works with many heritage, conservation and environmental charities creating communications materials that engage members of the public and stakeholders alike. He has supported many Heritage Insider projects with design of evaluation reports, strategies, advocacy materials, Theory of Change, presentations and online content.

Patrick’s skills and patience are crucial to creating beautiful, yet effective outputs our clients are delighted with, and proud to share far and wide.

Any spare time (or opportunity) will find him at his allotment teaching his grandkids the ‘magic’ of growing fruit and veg or out in his beloved Citroën 2CV.

Amy Adams lives in rural Kent, near Canterbury, and her background is in adult education. She has previously developed and run a profitable adult learning programme at a large public garden. Amy has a degree in Psychology, and a particular interest in lifelong learning and people’s attitudes to nature and the environment.

Amy is an ace at making sense of qualitative data through Thematic Analysis, clear, uber helpful reports, making work run smoother by designing new processes and procedures, and all things spreadsheets!

In her spare time, she and her partner run a community food garden, and enjoy growing veg with local people. She has two young cats called Maple and Clover who are always finding new ways to make mischief.

Lara Bowles lives in the midlands and has a career background in the arts and wellbeing. Since graduating in Fine Art from University of the Arts London, the common thread through Lara’s career has been inspiring behaviour change and helping individuals to take positive actions for their personal wellbeing, and that of the environment.

Lara is incredibly professional and personable when undertaking interviews with everyone from interns, volunteers and project staff to technical experts, Trustees and Councillors. She is also a whizz at ensuring our reports and meeting notes are top-notch, and super helpful for the organisations we work with.

In the evenings she enjoys yoga and on the weekends she loves gardening and outdoor adventures with her partner James, and their canine companion Zosha.

Ralph Underhill is communications consultant and trainer specialising in framing - using insights from social psychology and linguistics to help charities and grassroots organisations create messages that better motivate their audiences.

Based in Scotland, Ralph has run workshops and trainings for over a decade and written several communication guides including A practical guide for communicating global justice and solidarity the Positive Communication Toolkit, Framing Nature, and most recently the Speaking up for Oceans Toolkit with the Shark Trust. 

Before becoming a trainer Ralph worked for several charities including the RSPB in the UK and is also a cartoonist (@cartoonralph). He is a big fan of snorkelling on the Scottish coast, playing ultimate frisbee (especially on the beach), and board games that aren’t Monopoly!