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Jim Wheeler
Oct 01, 2016
Executive Director

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Jim Wheeler


Jim Wheeler is a senior cultural heritage advisor, archaeologist and manager with diverse experience in cultural heritage management, strategic planning, heritage policy, stakeholder consultation, interpretation and heritage assessment projects. He has wide ranging experience on public sector, commercial and academic archaeology projects in Australia and internationally.

Jim has a range of research interests and has published peer reviewed journal articles and presented conference papers on the archaeology of submerged terrestrial sites, non-site landscape archaeology and heritage policy. Jim leads an experienced team of heritage professionals that produces innovative high quality heritage work that provides certainty and value for money for development proponents and aims to set industry benchmarks for excellence.

Jim was a past member of the Aboriginal Affairs Victoria Technical Advisory Group (TAG), he is a full member of the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc (AACAI) and was awarded the 2010 Laila Haglund Prize for Excellence in Consulting Archaeology. In his current role as Managing Director of Extent Heritage, Jim is responsible for quality assurance and on time delivery of advice, services and deliverables provided to our clients. Jim is overseeing a number of ground-breaking initiatives for the company in cultural values assessment, research partnerships, strategic assessment and new approaches to heritage interpretation and virtual education.


Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Archaeology, Australian National University


  • Direction and project management of indigenous and non-indigenous projects.
  • Understanding of State and Federal heritage legislation across Australia.
  • Policy development and strategic management, including advice to peak government and industry bodies.
  • Aboriginal community engagement and cultural values assessment.
  • Problem solving and resolution of complex and highly sensitive projects for both public and private sector clients.