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The Nations and Regions Panel

  • acts on behalf of the RTPI Board of Trustees to consider any proposed changes to national or regional structures
  • any proposed material changes to national or regional operational processes or budget processes
  • comment on board decisions which are likely to impact on regional or national activities.

Terms of reference

Committee meetings 2024:

Tuesday 13 February 11.00-3.00pm - Botolph Lane/ Tuesday 30 April - 10.00-1.00pm - virtual/ Tuesday 2 July - 10.00-1.00pm - virtual/ Tuesday 24 September - 11.00-3.00pm - Botolph Lane

How to join?

Members of the Nations and Regions Panel are elected to the Panel through their Regional Management Board or National Executive Committee.


Are available to Panel members on the RTPI's volunteer hub.

Nations and Regions Panel

Stefano Smith FRTPI FRSA

Nations Trustee

Helen Fadipe MRTPI

Andrew Taylor FRTPI

Honorary Treasurer

Andrew Dorrian

Senior Transport Planner at North East Combined Authority and RTPI NE Honorary Secretary & Treasurer

Bethany Jones MRTPI

Principal Policy Officer, Colchester Borough Council

Joanne Harding

Honorary Secretary & Regional Rep on Nations & Regions Panel / Planning Manager, HBF

Joe Warren-McCoy

Hon Secretary and Senior Planner at nineteen47

Laura Archer MRTPI

SE Chair and Senior Planner, Gillings Planning

Steve Kemp MRTPI

Nations and Regions Panel representative

Thomas Simnett

Young Planners Cymru Steering Group

Tim Burton

Nations and Regions Panel Representative

Philippa Smith MRTPI - Honorary Secretary

Neil Harris MRTPI

Corporate Member

Catharine McWhirter MRTPI

Ex-Officio/Nations and Regions Rep.

Rachel Brown

Vice Chair

Maura McCormack

Junior Vice Convenor