Natasha Powers

Natasha Powers

Natasha is a highly qualified consultant, archaeologist and osteologist with more than 25 years’ experience in the sector. She is Operations Director and co-owner of The Rocket Group and a Director of Rocket Heritage & Archaeology and Rocket Ecology. Natasha has worked throughout the UK and in Germany and Ireland, for commercial companies, charities and museums.

Natasha is skilled in managing complex and sensitive cultural heritage work, and successfully negotiating for the client with local planning advisors and advisory bodies such as Historic England. She has considerable experience in managing, producing and assuring a wide range of heritage documents in support of planning applications and DCOs and has published on a wide variety of topics and periods. As an osteologist, Natasha provides advice on legal, ethical and practical matters concerning burials.

Before joining Rocket Natasha was an Associate Director with a large multidisciplinary consultancy, managing the work of the Cultural Heritage teams in Scotland and the north of England, to deliver built heritage and archaeology services nationally. This included work on major infrastructure projects for clients such as HS2 and National Highways, and residential schemes for Homes England. She also carried out technical assurance for clients and provided expert support to Local Planning Authorities.

In a varied career she has excavated on a wide range of sites, designed an award-winning training programme, managed human osteology, zooarchaeology and botany teams, co-authored the first Home Office standards for forensic archaeology, and has contributed to many TV programmes. Natasha is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Bradford.