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Gerald Wait has thirty years of experience as an archaeologist and heritage resource preservation specialist. He is a director of Nexus Heritage — an organization providing heritage resources management services worldwide. Dr Wait is an expert in conservation and management planning, heritage site management, and interpretation for the general public. He has prepared conservation and/or management plans for over fi fty historical period and heritage sites in North America, the UK, Romania, Ireland, Egypt, Lebanon, and China. He is was principal investigator for the intangible cultural heritage component of the Environmental Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for the proposed Sabodala gold mine in Senegal, and was principal heritage advisor for proposed iron mines in Sierra Leone, a gold mine in Burkino Faso, and on a copper-gold project in Mongolia at Oyu Tolgoi. He is currently on secondment as Cultural Heritage Advisor for SouthStream Transport bv based in the Netherlands.