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President 'very proud' of members honoured by the Queen

23 June 2015

The Institute is very proud of two of its members who received recognition in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. This week, RTPI President, Janet Askew, has written to Adrian Penfold and Rosemarie MacQueen, to congratulate them for their richly deserved awards. Both are outstanding planners and are already very highly respected by their peers for the contributions they have made to the profession and the impact they have had during their working careers.

Well done Adrian and Rosemarie

AdrianAdrian Penfold was awarded an OBE ‘for services to the property industry and public service to planning.’ Adrian is Head of Planning and Environment, British Land and author of the Penfold Review.

Rosemarie MacQueen was awarded an MBE ‘for services to the preservation of heritage.’

Rosemarie _Mac Queen

Until last Autumn Rosemarie was the Strategic Director Built Environment at Westminster City Council managing planning, transportation and regeneration in the heart of London. As well as shaping the development of the city she has also had the opportunity to speak at conferences from New York to Tokyo, Paris and Rome which will be useful for her activity on the RTPI International Committee. She is also active in a number of national and local amenity societies and professional bodies dealing with planning and conservation issues.

Rosemarie considers that the award recognises that those working to plan and manage the  built environment are able to protect heritage without impeding progress and change.

President of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), Janet Askew said:

“We are delighted that planning and built environment professionals have again been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honours list for their outstanding efforts, particularly RTPI members. Adrian and Rosemarie have both made a huge difference over many years. We are very proud of the extraordinary contribution they have made to planning.” 

The RTPI would also like to congratulate:

  • Jane Everton, Deputy Director, Planning (Development Plans), Department for Communities and Local Government, who was awarded an OBE for services to planning.
  • Councillor Robert Davis, Deputy Leader, Westminster Council, who was awarded an MBE for services to planning and Local Government.
  • Greg Clark, Global Cities Advisor, who was awarded a CBE for services to economic development.
  • Ms Sara Weller, Lead Non-Executive Director, DCLG and Chair of the Planning Inspectorate, who was awarded a CBE for public service.
  • William Haire, Permanent Secretary for Department of Social Development, Northern Ireland, who becomes a  Companion of the Most Honourable Order of Bath, for services to government in Northern Ireland.
  • Jennifer Hawthorne, Chief Executive of the Housing Executive, Northern Ireland, who was awarded an OBE for services to housing (Belfast).
  • John Marshall, who was awarded a BEM for services to  built heritage in Northern Ireland.

Please let us know if we have missed any other members who received awards.

Read the full honours list