Meet the Board of Trustees
An international team. A multi-national perspective.
Our trustees are drawn from across the historical spectrum, from experts to enthusiasts, from historians to museum curators and from archaeologists to heritage experts, we've deliberately brought together those who understand the different perspectives on the complex problems our charity tries to resolve
Chair & Trustee
Dr Zack White
Zack completed a PhD in history at the University of Southampton specialising in crime and punishment in the British army during the Napoleonic Wars. He is presenter of the podcast The Napoleonicist, and has published the edited collection The Sword and the Spirit: Proceedings of the first War and Peace in the Age of Napoleon Conference. Zack also co-presents the podcast History Hack, was founder and inaugural Editor in Chief of the research journal Romance, Revolution & Reform. He has featured on TV documentaries, given guest lectures, and has written a number of articles and chapters on the social impact of conflict during the Napoleonic era.
Prof. Beatrice de Graaf
Beatrice holds the Chair of History of International Relations at Utrecht University (February 2014) and is Distinguished Professor (since 2019) at Utrecht University. She publishes both on contemporary security/terrorism related topics, and on IR and security in the 19th century. Her last book Fighting Terror After Napoleon came out in 2020, with Cambridge University Press. You can find out more about Professor de Graaf’s academic work, here
Miss Sam Jolley
Sam is Curator at the Royal Logistics Corps Museum in Winchester, telling the story of 300 years of military logistics and the men and women who sustain the British Army. Sam has worked in the museum sector since 2011, including the Royal Engineers Museum, Imperial War Museums and the Royal Collection. She has experience in both collections management and exhibitions, with a particular focus on women in conflict, including her MA thesis titled ‘Wives, Whores and Amazons: European Women on Campaign during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars (1792-1815)’.
Treasurer & Trustee
Mr Peter Molloy
Peter lives in Dublin, Ireland and is a graduate of University College Dublin and Maynooth University. He has a particular interest in the Irish experience of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic period and has researched and written on Ireland and the Waterloo Campaign. Away from the Napoleonic and Revolutionary War Graves Charity, he is a volunteer with Waterloo Uncovered and a keen battlefield visitor, wargamer and Napoleonic reenactor.
Mr Marcus Cribb
Marcus is the Visitor Experience and Operations Manager at Ightham Mote, which is cared for by the National Trust. He has spent his life working in the heritage sector including roles at the Tank Museum, National Museum of the Royal Navy and Apsley House, the home of the Duke of Wellington. As well as his work in heritage, Marcus is an Army Reservist, having served for over 12 years in various roles in the Artillery and Cavalry. He is currently writing his first book on the Second Battle of Porto.
Dr Katie White-Iribhogbe
Katie has over 15 years of experience in the excavation and analysis of human remains dating from the Mesolithic to the 19th century from a wide variety of sites in the UK, Germany, Jordan, Turkey, Ethiopia and Romania. She completed her PhD on the Archaeology and Osteology of Human Decapitation at the University of Winchester in 2012. She has held research posts at the University of Winchester and the German Archaeological Institute, as well as working for a number of commercial archaeology companies in the UK and Germany. She is also a Consultant Osteoarchaeologist based in Berlin. Her research interests include the analysis and interpretation of peri-mortem traumatic injuries to the skeleton and the osteology of leprosy, and she has authored or co-authored a number of books, book chapters, and peer-reviewed journal papers.
Prof. Edward Coss
Ed is Emeritus Professor of History at the U. S. Army Command and General Staff College. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and was named the Army’s Civilian Educator of the Year in 2010. Coss is a member of the Society of Military History and the British Commission for Military History. He has written or contributed to five books, including All for the King’s Shilling: The British Soldier under Wellington, 1808-1814, which won the literary prize from the International Napoleonic Society in 2011. He has presented at scores of conferences, worldwide, usually on topics related to the experience of men in battle. His current focus is the neurophysiology of fear and the mitigating effects of primary group cohesion on the physiological responses of individual soldiers in the combat environment.
Dr Catriona Kennedy
Catriona Kennedy is a senior lecturer in the history department and member of the Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies. She works on modern British and Irish history with particular interests in the cultural history of war, politics, gender and national identity. She is currently Treasurer for the British Association for Irish Studies