Gary Halman, Senior Director (Managing) at GVA HOW Planning, was elected Fellow of the Institute in recognition of his major contribution to the planning profession for the benefit of the public.
The Fellowship was conferred in recognition of his strong contribution to others in the profession and community through his work as an external examiner and the support he provides to students and graduates.
Mr Halman’s commitment to staff training and development is commendable, as is his ability to build strong and lasting relationships across different sectors. His collaborative approach to leadership has delivered innovative solutions to real planning challenges, such as his work on the repurposing of the AstraZeneca campus in Cheshire.
Gary Halman said: “I’m delighted to have been elected a Fellow of the RTPI. Planning and development is crucial to driving economic development and delivering the new homes that the country so urgently needs. The RTPI is at the heart of this and it’s rewarding and an honour that one’s personal contribution is recognised in this way.”
Victoria Hills, RTPI Chief Executive, said:
“I would like to extend my congratulations, on behalf of the Institute, to Gary. Fellowship is the highest professional membership grade available to a planner. It recognises exceptional candidates after extensive peer review for the excellence and impact of their work. It also further validates that planning is a prestigious and valued profession for which our fellows are the best ambassadors.”