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RTPI Committees

Policy Practice and Research Committee

Sue Bridge, Chair / Tom Venables, Vice Chair (RTPI officer Richard Blyth)

The Policy Practice and Research Committee oversees the Institute's work on promoting planning on the national stage. It provides an input into policy discussions at a national level which affect planning and it seeks out and promotes good planning practice.

Education and Lifelong Learning Committee

Tony Crook, Chair / David Edmundson, Vice Chair (RTPI officer Andrew Close)

The Education and Lifelong Learning Committee leads the work of the RTPI on all aspects of education and lifelong learning. This includes: accreditation of planning schools; monitoring of members CPD; community education; policy matters relating to education, training and qualifications.

Membership and Ethics Committee

Colin Haylock, Chair / Lucy Seymour-Bowdery, Vice Chair (RTPI officer Martine Koch)

The Membership and Ethics Committee leads the work of the RTPI on all forms of professional, technical and non-professional association with the Institute, including classes of membership and the criteria for admission to each class.

International Committee

Janet Askew, Chair / Wei Yang, Vice Chair (RTPI officer Michele Vianello)

The RTPI International Committee works to develop and strengthen the Institutes international links and reputation. It monitors all areas of Institute activity linked to planning outside the British Isles, guides and shapes the Institute's activities in the international planning organisations to which it belongs and fosters good relations with planning organisations in other countries.

Nations and Regions Panel

Ian Tant, Chair / David Stovell, Vice Chair (RTPI officer Sarah Woodford)

The Nations and Regions Panel brings together representatives from across the UK to discuss operational, policy and membership issues relating to the RTPI Nations and Regions.

Nominations Sub-committee

Ian Angus, Chair (RTPI officer Berenice Seel)

The Nominations Sub-committee takes delegated responsibility on behalf of the Board for scrutinising member applications for nomination to external bodies, co-option to the Board of Trustees, General Assembly and standing committees. The Sub-committee also considers applications for Fellowship of the Institute, Honorary Membership, the RTPI Gold Medal and Outstanding Service Awards.

Audit Committee

Chris Shepley, Chair / Tony Crook, Vice Chair (RTPI officer Jacqueline Rees)

The Committee reviews the overall financial position of RTPI including the adequacy of reserves and overall trading position, the consistency of and any changes to accounting policies and practices, and whether the appropriate accounting standards have been followed. The Committee also reviews cheque signatory limits, the audit management letter and the Institute's response to the auditors' findings and recommendations, the Institute's risk management systems and reporting, and delegation and responsibility for budgets and internal controls including expenditure approval.