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RTPI appoints new Commercial and Corporate Services Director

07 May 2015

Phil Pluck, a director with extensive board level experience in the private, charity and government sectors, has joined the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), as Commercial and Corporate Services Director.

Phil has held a number of senior roles, including at board level for a children’s charity, and within higher education and employer membership organisations.

Phil PHe was Operational Director - North of England, and Commercial Director, for the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS), 2005-12. Prior to this Phil was Commercial Director and Board Member for the Brathay Trust, 2001-05.

Phil Pluck said: “I am delighted to be joining the Royal Town Planning Institute. I look forward to helping to continue to develop high quality, value for money services to support our members throughout their professional careers.”

Andrew Taylor, Chair of the RTPI Board of Trustees, Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), said:

“Phil brings tremendous knowledge and expertise to the Institute and will be an asset to the senior management team. He has successfully developed commercial services in a number of diverse organisations and his experience in creating new strategic partnerships and stakeholder strategies will be very valuable to us.”

Phil’s responsibilities will include: owning the strategic plan for the delivery of the business development function which supports the RTPI’s overall business and financial plans; acting as main creative and operational driver of the format, nature and style of commercial and publishing partnerships and business development products and services; and managing external commercial partners.

Earlier in his career, Phil was a business manager and legal executive within the Crown Prosecution Service.