Katie O’Rourke


Katie has a law degree and a Masters specialising in Environmental and Heritage Law. After her legal studies Katie also studied Anthropology, she was awarded Dean’s Honours for outstanding academic achievement.  Katie has worked extensively in Native Title, Indigenous governance and community engagement. Katie is an experienced mediator. She has been involved in high level meditations and negotiations and was involved in the multi-billion dollar native title negotiations over James Price Point. Katie has worked across the a number of sectors including for Aboriginal Representative Bodies, in the tertiary educational sector, in cultural heritage and resource management and as a private consultant. In addition to expert skills in native title Katie has a broad background in statutory regulation and administrative policy co-ordination, community based project design and development and implementation of heritage policy. Katie’s in-depth knowledge of cross-jurisdictional cultural heritage law, policy implementation and mediation skills combine to produce practical outcomes that can be tailored to provide exceptional outcomes for indigenous communities and development proponents.

Cos Coroneos

Specialist in Maritime Heritage Management

Cos Coroneos is director of Cosmos Archaeology Pty Ltd – an Australian based cultural heritage consultancy with a national and international client base. Cos has operated Cosmos Archaeology since 1997 after working as a maritime and historical archaeologist in both Government and private sectors. Cosmos Archaeology operates in comparable markets to AHMS, but it also specialises in delivery of maritime archaeology services; a field within which Cos and his team are widely respected. We occasionally work in association with Cosmos Archaeology and we routinely seek their advice on management of maritime heritage when the need for their specialist services arises on our project work.

Jon Sterenberg

Specialist in Forensic Archaeology, Geospatial Data Manipulation and Archaeological Field Work Management

Jon has a military background with the British Army and he is one of Australia’s most experienced field archaeologists having worked “on site” in various parts of the world since 1983. He first worked as a professional archaeologist with Birmingham University Field Archaeology Unit. This was followed by forensic archaeological work with the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP). He was Head of ICMP’s Excavation and Examination Division where he ran three mortuary facilities and field teams based in Croatia, Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Jon now regularly manages our remote site survey work, in addition to providing senior-level assistance with human burial excavation, urban archaeological site survey, excavation and digital mapping, in addition to being a key member of AHMS’s on-going heritage survey and management of battlefield sites on the Kokoda Track in PNG.