Kenneth Aitchison

Kenneth is the Founder and CEO of Landward Research Ltd, which he first established in 1997. He is also CEO of its subsidiaries in Ireland and the United States, and at Landward he works internationally to design and deliver successful skills development, heritage management and foresight projects for academic, government and commercial clients.

He has worked in leadership and senior policy development positions for trade and professional associations in the heritage sector (FAME – Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers, Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and Icon: the Institute of Conservation), and is currently the embedded CEO of the Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers.

Kenneth is internationally recognised as the leading world expert in acquiring and analysing employment data for professional archaeology that is then used for foresight and policy development (and was awarded his PhD by research publication for work in this area).

He is a demonstrated thought leader in cultural heritage and the historic environment shown through a wide range of peer-reviewed publications and international academic conference presentations.

He regularly works for the European Commission as an Expert Assessor, evaluating proposals to the Horizon Europe funding programme, performs a similar role for the Paris Region fellowship programme and was an assessor for the Culture Programme, the predecessor of the EC’s Creative Europe fund.

The Team

Kenneth leads and ensures the growth and profitability of the company.
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Dr Kenneth Aitchison
Founder & CEO

Quonya designs publications and reports for the cultural sector.
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Quonya Huff
Doug is an analyst who geeks out about data and tech.
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Dr Doug Rocks-Macqueen
Director of Analysis, Research and Technology
Mark is the company’s lead on growth and development in the European market.
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Mark Spanjer           Director