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RTPI members recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

10 June 2019

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) would like to congratulate four of its members whose work has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2019.

The list, published on Saturday 8 June, recognises the outstanding achievements of people across the United Kingdom.

Dr Louise Brooke-Smith MRTPI, UK Head of Development and Strategic Planning at Arcadis LLP, has been awarded an OBE for services to the Built Environment and Diversity and Inclusion. Louise, a member of the RTPI’s West Midlands region, is a former President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Another active member of the West Midlands region is Ray Colbourne MRTPI Rtd, awarded an MBE for public service. Ray is a Team Leader in the Planning Casework Unit at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. He has contributed hugely to the West Midlands Regional Activities Committee, in particular its CPD programme, and will act as Honorary Treasurer for the region next year.

Former Director of Professional Services at the RTPI Sue Percy MRTPI has been awarded a CBE for services to Transport. Sue, from Surrey, is currently Chief Executive of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation.

Mike Galloway OBE MRTPI Rtd has been awarded a CBE for services to Architecture and City Regeneration. Mike is a former member of the RTPI’s Dundee University Partnership Board and has lately worked as Executive Director, City Development at Dundee City Council.

RTPI President Ian Tant said: “The RTPI would like congratulate these four members on their awards which are recognition of some incredible achievements and for public service over many years.

“Working in fields as varied as architecture, transport and city regeneration as well as diversity and inclusion initiatives, these members have made a significant contribution to the RTPI and to the planning profession as a whole.”