Meet the team

Learn about the people behind the scenes at the AMHT.

Collections and Research Assistant

Bryony Gray

Bryony comes from a PhD scientific research background but has had an active interest in the heritage sector for a number of years. She enjoys learning new things and has completed an MA in furniture conservation and decorative arts, as well as volunteering in Collections Care at the Oxfordshire Museums Resource Centre.

Bryony joined the team in 2023, looking to develop her knowledge in the care and conservation of museum collections, as well as utilizing her research and database skills. The opportunity to work alongside Aston Martins was a definite bonus too – what’s not to like about an Aston Martin?!

Bryony is a very practical person and, in her spare time, loves to be creative with woodcarving. She has undertaken a few commissions but wishes it didn’t take her quite so long to make them.

Museum host Dom Walker at the Aston Martin Heritage Trust museum

Museum Host

Dom Walker

Dom has found the ideal way to share his passion and enthusiasm for all things Aston Martin. While not actually from a museum background, Dom joined the AMHT as front of house for the museum. He enjoys every day in the job and at the same time is learning how a successful museum works.

After decades spent working in the Aston Martin sales and acquisitions world Dom has a broad knowledge of the company, its cars, the history and the people involved in all of the aspects of making Aston Martin. Over ten years ago Dom was a Graduate of the Aston Martin Academy program run at Gaydon.

Talking visitors through the story of Aston Martin and the important collection the AMHT has in their care has become something Dom finds extremely rewarding. To inspire visitors and future generations to explore the story further and support the AMHT makes this his ideal role.

Years of experience are also useful when it comes to how to care for the AMHT vehicles, Dom has a history that includes mechanical engineering and has always worked on the cars he has owned.

Outside of work, Dom enjoys varied interests shared with his wife. A love of the countryside, antiques, art and music are just a few. Motorsports of all types have always played a part in Dom’s life with his father, grandfather and uncle all having raced, his love of sport is deeply felt.

Dom looks forward to welcoming many more visitors to the museum and hopes to guide them through the fascinating heritage of Aston Martin.

Team member Sophie with the AMHT collection at museum

Collections Manager

Sophie Anderton

Sophie is a skilled museum professional with over a decade of experience in the museum and heritage sector. In that time, she has worked with collections dating from the Anglo-Saxon period to the modern day, ranging from archaeological material to textiles, swords and silver.

She has worked in all areas of collections management, spoken at international events and delivered exhibitions with international partners. She has worked especially closely with vehicle collections and their interpretation, storage and movement, including co-ordinating large scale moves across the Southeast of England.

Sophie loves sharing histories and stories, making them available and accessible, and is passionate about history, museums and archaeology. She has a long-held interest in battlefield archaeology and was a Trustee of the Battlefields Trust from 2017 to 2023.

Operations Manage Sue Gibbons at Aston Martin Heritage Trust museum

Trust Operations Manager

Sue Gibbons

Having studied in Archaeology and Museum Studies for five years, Sue transitioned her expertise into museum services and has spent many years working in varied managerial roles providing services to the museum and heritage sector.

She has project managed entire museum fit-out projects including design, manufacture, and installation of complete exhibitions to smaller projects for historic houses, art galleries and private collectors across the UK. With further qualifications in conservation and restoration she enjoyed the associated practical hands-on work and has worked with artefacts ranging from Egyptian Mummies, Dinosaur skeletons to Fine jewellery and modern art.

She loved that no two days were the same. Sue joined us in 2022 and brings with her valuable organisational skills to our overall operations and events. She enjoys engaging with the public and providing good customer service.

In spare her time she enjoys being just as active, especially outdoors, after setting up the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme at a nearby school in 2018 continues to volunteer as Manager and Expedition leader for the programme. Her drive is seeing children realise their potential and achieve their goals.