Peter’s career began with BT covering terrestrial microwave transmission and satellite communications, watching it evolve from an analogue domain into a largely digital one. Aside from the technical aspects of IT & communications, Peter has a breadth of commercial experience including Programme and Contract management whilst working with many of the UK’s largest organisations.
Peter is involved with the Digital Bawdsey initiative, looking to broaden the reach and accessibility to Bawdsey’s radar story; the site’s people, heritage and secrets beyond the blast walls of the museum to engage and involve a wider UK and Global audience.
Dr Rachel Boon
Rachel is an experienced museum professional with a background in history of science, technology and medicine and public engagement. She is Curator of Computing and Communications at the Science Museum. Rachel has worked on several exhibitions at the Science Museum including The Art of Innovation (2019-2020) and Churchill’s Scientists (2015). Previously, she was an Exhibitions and Interpretation Officer at the Imperial War Museum and has been part of the learning teams at the Science and Industry Museum, Manchester and Science Museum.
Diane is Bawdsey born and bred and, having spent some years living away, she moved back to the village in 2017. Diane’s background is in graphic design – her early career included working for British Telecom and London publishers Dorling Kindersley.
Diane’s grandfather was mechanic to Sir Cuthbert Quilter at Bawdsey Manor and later would often collect Robert Watson-Watt from his lodgings at Red House farm and take him to work at the manor. Diane’s father also worked for the P.S.A at RAF Bawdsey in the 70s/80s. These family connections and close business ties meant that Diane gladly volunteered to be a trustee in 2011 and is proud to be part of the on-going Bawdsey Radar journey.
Tom joined the Bawdsey Radar team in 2021 as an intern and has continued to be involved as a trustee. He has experience in a variety of heritage organisations throughout Norfolk and Suffolk.
Tom is currently undertaking a PhD in Landscape Archaeology at the University of East Anglia, and uses his knowledge of the landscape to explore and interpret the wider site of the radar station.
Iain has enjoyed a career covering environmental, recreational, heritage, economic and sustainable roles. He currently works for the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership. Previously he managed production of the Green Economy Pathfinder, this built upon his experience of raising and managing the aspiration and partnership of Creating the Greenest County in Suffolk.
Iain is focused on exploring partnerships and collaborations with the objective of generating new and innovative recognition for the important national heritage of the Bawdsey site.
Sue worked in education for 40 years.
Having previous museum volunteering experience she decided to get involved with Bawdsey Radar Group following its inclusion on the BBC Restoration programme in 2004. She has been a Trustee since 2010 and her IT experience is now put to good use which includes keeping the website up to date.
Graham has been involved in radio, both professionally and as a licensed Radio Amateur, for over 50 years. He was involved in developing the first digital terrestrial microwave links for BT in the 1970s.
He has experience as both a Chairman and CEO of small/medium sized companies and has recently been involved in an organisation that relies on significant volunteer help. Graham is the current Chair of Bawdsey Radar.
Originally from Lincolnshire, Clare spent 35 years teaching History in Suffolk Schools. Since retiring five years ago she has followed up her ongoing interest in the defensive features of the Suffolk landscape by volunteering at BRT. She is keen to develop learning opportunities for young people based around the unique resources of the Transmitter Block.
Kevin started his career as a Chartered Accountant and moved into IT Project Management looking after major projects for the likes of National Grid, British Gas Business and Anglian Water. Following semi-retirement he took to volunteering for Bawdsey Radar and several other local organisations. He took over as Treasurer of Bawdsey Radar in 2020 and has managed the finances through the end of the Lottery project and the pandemic. Kevin is also Treasurer of three other local charities and is the East Coastal Representative for the Association of Suffolk Museums.