Nigel J. Hetherington

Co-Founder & Owner

Past Preservers was founded by archaeologist and media consultant Nigel Hetherington. By way of his many contacts in both the global academic field and in the media industry, Nigel serves as head of Past Preserver’s daily operations. Throughout his years immersed in the real and various challenges of graduate studies and professional field work in archaeology and site preservation, Nigel resolutely nurtured his design to facilitate and support the happy marriage of rigorous and scientific archaeology to innovative and (dare we say) entertaining film and media projects. Nigel is a graduate of the Institute of Archaeology, University College London and is the co-author with Dr. Kent Weeks of The Valley of the Kings Site Masterplan.

Emad Hamdy

Egypt Coordinator

Emad Hamdy is Past Preservers indispensable office manager and handles many of the day to day tasks involved in running the company’s lively Cairo office. He has university training in IT, and provides crucial support to the Past Preservers team by making sure that our office systems always stay up and running when his colleagues may be occupied on location or otherwise assisting clients directly. Eager to assist our clients and his fellow staff in quickly and painlessly accomplishing their work here in Egypt, Emad is an essential member of the Past Preservers staff.


Kelly L. Krause


Co-founder of Past Preservers, Kelly is a graduate from Boston University, USA and the Institute of Archaeology at University College London. She has lived and worked extensively in Cairo with organisations and institutions that include the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), the Egyptian Antiquities Information System (EAIS), AUC and the Egyptian Museum. Kelly has archaeological experience with the Anglo-American Project in Pompeii (AAPP)  and has also worked with the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA). She has lectured in both the USA and Egypt, and her recent research interests lie in cultural tourism and sustainable development and the roles of identity and the modern community in heritage management. Kelly is now running her own company with Claudia Brose called  Heritage in Action, a cultural heritage consultancy.