Susan is a Chartered Town Planner with over 30 years' experience as a planning practitioner in local government and over 13 years in the development industry. She was Head of Planning for six years at Northampton Borough Council and has a proven track record in successfully managing the department through a difficult period of change and transformation. Since 2014 Susan has worked as an independent planning consultant working with both public and private sector clients. She has practical experience of dealing with a wide range of projects from rural exception sites to new settlements and sustainable urban extensions with a proven track record of working in partnership in a multi-agency and disciplinary environment. Susan was Chair of the Board of Trustees from July 2019 to December 2022 and is now President 2023.