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Two RTPI members rewarded with Fellowship accolade

02 December 2019

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) is delighted to announce that two of its members, Jon Suckley and Warren Marshall, have been elected Fellows in recognition of their major contribution to the planning profession.

Jon Suckley (pictured below) is Principal and Senior Director for Planning, Development and Regeneration at Avison Young in Manchester.

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He said: “I am extremely proud that my leadership and innovation skills have been recognised by the planning professionals who have elected me to this class. It gives me great pleasure to mentor senior members of staff, and to nurture, support and develop the next generation of planners as well as provide planning advice on some of the most challenging, significant and rewarding development projects in the North of England. I am looking forward to continuing my role as a Fellow of the RTPI and an ambassador for this much valued profession.”

Warren Marshall (pictured below) is Group Planning Director for Peel Ports Group.

Warren Picture - October 2019He said: “In a career spanning public and private sectors I have worked and continue to work alongside so many dedicated planning professionals all seeking to make a positive contribution to enhancing place and creating sustainable communities. Through my involvement with the University of Liverpool planning school it is very satisfying to be able to witness and support the emergence of our future planning profession.”

The RTPI Fellowship is only awarded to those planners who have made a major personal contribution to the profession to further the science and art of planning for the benefit of the public.

Reacting to the announcement, RTPI Chief Executive Victoria Hills said: “On behalf of everyone at the RTPI, I would like to congratulate both Jon and Warren on this achievement. Fellowship is the highest professional membership grade available to a planner, recognising 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.”