John Acres MRTPI was inaugurated as President of the RTPI in January 2018. John started his planning career with the Greater London Council (GLC) and spent 15 years in local government.
He has since worked with the House Builders' Federation, Redrow Homes, Catesby Property Group and more recently as part of the senior management team at planning consultants Turley.
During 2006, he served as a Government Commissioner on the Affordable Rural Housing Commission. He now runs his own private consultancy.
John has been a resident of Northamptonshire for more than 20 years and has offered voluntary advice to a number of groups wishing to set up Neighbourhood Plans there.