Meet the team
Sarah Holloway - Programme Manager
I've been part of the HODs family for many years and seen it grow and diversify into an amazing community network as well as a wonderful showcase for our sector. It's an honour and a joy to work with everyone involved. I love learning about new places and sharing their stories - managing the database and curating the blog gives a great geographic overview of quirky heritage hotspots! So whether you're an old friend or a new face, I’m at the end of the phone or email for queries, big or small, just give me a shout.
Andrew Henderson - Marketing & Projects Manager
I am very excited to be part of Heritage Open Days! Before joining the team, I worked at the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Catalhoyuk (Turkey) and Memphis (Egypt) designing both the physical and digital aspects of the visitor experience. This included everything from signage, bins and benches to social media, videos and websites. I love the diversity that Heritage Open Days offers and really look forward to working with you all to create experiences that your visitors never forget!
Alex McCann - HODs Officer
I have been part of the HODs team since 2017, and am looking forward to the hugely exciting times ahead for the festival. I support the operational delivery of the festival, and am usually on the other end of the phone to organisers and visitors. I look forward to finding new and exciting events, and exploring the diversity that Heritage Open Days has to offer.
Matt Emmett - Photographer
When a friend looking for some photography pointers took me to an abandoned jet engine testing establishment, I was drawn into a world of fascinating locations. Six years later I’m still taking pictures of the historic built environment and now work with heritage organisations and local councils. I am thrilled to be working with Heritage Open Days. Getting people to engage with our amazing history sits in perfect alignment with my own goals and I look forward to bringing visual stories of the UK's incredible history and heritage into people's homes. You can see more of my work on my website and Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
Annie Reilly - Head of Producing
I have long been a Heritage Open Days enthusiast, having first stumbled upon the festival the day after I arrived from the USA eleven years ago. Before joining HODs in 2017, I worked at Nuffield Southampton Theatres as Producer, managing a team to deliver a wide range of productions as well as programming incoming shows. I now support the team and our organisers, and advocate for our work to ensure the festival continues to flourish. I’m particularly interested in how we can make the most of the incredible potential and power of our movement and our festival!