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RTPI announces new Chair of Board of Trustees

22 May 2019

The RTPI is pleased to announce that current Vice-Chair Sue Bridge FRTPI has been elected as the new Chair of RTPI’s Board of Trustees.

Sue, who will serve for a term of 18 months starting from 1 June 2019, will help the RTPI to create a new corporate strategy to ensure a sustainable, modern and growing organisation.

RTPI General Assembly Sue Bridge

Above: Sue Bridge speaks to the RTPI's General Assembly

Sue has a wealth of planning experience, having worked as a senior local government officer and as the Director of independent planning consultancy Sue Bridge Consulting.

She has been a member of the RTPI’s General Assembly since 2015 and a Chartered Member of the Board of Trustees since 2017. She is also a previous Chair of the Policy, Practice and Research Committee and has acted as a judge for both the Awards for Planning Excellence and for the Awards for Research Excellence.

The electorate for this important election were the RTPI’s General Assembly members - there was an 81.4% turnout. We would like to thank everyone who voted and are also very grateful to Tony Crook FRTPI and Tom Venables MRTPI who stood for this role.

The RTPI would like to thank current Chair Graham Stallwood FRTPI, who will step down on 31 May 2019, for his many years of outstanding service to the Institute and for steering the Board through a time of great challenge and change.