Graham Stallwood FRTPI (pictured) has announced he will be standing down as a trustee and Chair of the RTPI’s Board of Trustees at the end of May. Graham has been a RTPI volunteer for 17 years including nine years with RTPI South and South East (where he was Chair in 2005 and 2006) and eight years as a RTPI trustee. A trustee since 2011, Graham was Honorary Treasurer for five years and has been Chair of the Board of Trustees since 2017.
Graham’s decision to stand down from his volunteer roles follows his appointment as Director of Operations at the Planning Inspectorate, a post he will take up in May.
Graham said: “The RTPI now has more than 25,000 members in 80 different countries. I am proud to have been involved in my professional body’s work campaigning for planning, influencing policy, undertaking research, improving education and supporting our members in the work we do and to be elected by my peers to take a leading role for the RTPI. Handing over to a successor is a very difficult decision, but the RTPI has such excellent, committed volunteers and staff and I know the RTPI will be in safe hands.”
The RTPI’s General Assembly will now elect a Chair of the Board to take over in June. The new Chair will complete Graham’s term through to the end of 2020 and take over his work leading the engagement on, and drafting of, the RTPI’s new ten-year corporate strategy. Nominations for the election are expected to open in April.