Our services are as diverse as our clients, ranging in scale and complexity from preliminary advice through to complete end to end assessment and management of heritage matters

Our Team

Australian Heritage Specialists has assembled a team of top professionals with decades of experience, industry recognition and long-established relationships who have the capability and expertise to provide any heritage service.
Benjamin Gall
Managing Director
Ben is highly regarded for his ability to negotiate quality outcomes for his clients, delivering strategic results for a multitude of heritage places across Australasia including restorative and adaptive re-use of buildings and management advice for all heritage places entered at local, State or Commonwealth level. Ben has extensive experience running multi-disciplined teams of professionals and has served on multiple industry boards and consultancy panels.
Linda Gall
Linda is well known for delivering appropriate content and capability within workspaces, often in challenging timeframes. She has extensive experience managing corporate and government sector needs within complex environments. Her expertise includes workplace training and improving business processes, including cultural heritage, workplace health and building safety. Linda is also a qualified history teacher.
Ann Wallin
Principal Consultant
Ann’s 25 years of industry experience embraces all facets of heritage, including archaeological and historical survey work, excavations and Aboriginal community consultation through to management of large scale mining and infrastructure programs. A trusted adviser to a wide range of clients and community groups, her cultural heritage work has included major briefs for government agencies, Aboriginal communities, environmental and engineering planning companies.
Tim Gall
Senior Advisor
Tim has achieved industry recognition for his skills in key areas of HR service delivery and has broad experience across numerous cultural heritage projects. His ability to link strategic objectives to operational planning is highly valued by clients. Tim’s expertise includes government and community liaison, project and risk management and compliance.
Julia Piagno
Historian/Heritage Consultant
Julia’s broad historical knowledge is a benefit for clients and she is experienced in historical research, contextual analysis of heritage matters and report writing, while having an understanding of historiography and historical methodology. She has recently submitted her Honours thesis at the University of Queensland, titled ‘Broadening the Narrative: Exhibiting Anzac 100 Years On’, and is hoping to undertake her PhD in 2019.
Rebecca Keim
Rebecca has a background in archaeology and palaeoanthropology with extensive experience in a range of museum and field roles including excavation, heritage preservation, collection management and exhibitions. Her experience from previous roles in state and federal government agencies, including customer service roles, is highly valued by clients.
Owen Budd
Owen is experienced in archaeological fieldwork and genealogy research and brings significant skills to the team through his specialist knowledge of stone tools. Currently working on a variety of archaeological field projects in Queensland, he is completing his Bachelor of Arts (Archaeology) at the University of Queensland. He is also the founder of the Zambujal Bronze Age Reenactment Group.
Amy Aitken
Amy’s detailed expertise in archaeological and cultural heritage frameworks makes her a highly respected member of the AHS team. After graduating from the University of Queensland with a Dean’s commendation for her studies, which included a minor in anthropology, Amy is now undertaking post-graduate study on lithic analysis of artefacts from the Madjedbebe site (Arnhem Land).


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