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Judging panel 2020

Thank you to all this year's judges

Chair of the judging panel

Dyan Currie HonMRTPI, City of Gold Coast

Dy is Brisbane City Council’s Chief Planner and a highly experienced planning executive with national and international experience in planning and economic development. Dy is the immediate President of the Commonwealth Association of Planners, a member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Cities of Tomorrow and Co-Chair of UN Habitat’s Stakeholder Advisory Group. Dy was recognised in the Australia Day Honours list in 2020 and appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM). A past National President of the Planning Institute of Australia, Dy is a Life Fellow of PIA, an Honorary Lifetime Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (UK) and also a Fellow of the Urban Development Institute of Australia. 


Policy advisors

Craig McLaren BA (Hons) FRTPI MIED, Director of RTPI Scotland and Ireland and English Nations

Craig is Director of Scotland and Ireland in the Royal Town Planning Institute.  He took up post with RTPI in January 2011 and works with around 2,500 RTPI members in Scotland and Ireland to shape and inform policy and practice to ensure that planning helps to create great places for people. Prior to this Craig spent almost 8 years setting up, and then managing, the Scottish Centre for Regeneration in Scottish Government and its agency Communities Scotland, as its Director.  Between 1997 and 2003 Craig was Chief Executive of the Scottish Urban Regeneration Forum (SURF), the independent network promoting best practice in regeneration.  He was Scottish Planning Policy Officer with the RTPI between 1994 and 1997, and before this he worked as a planner and economic development officer for the London Borough of Kingston upon Thames. Craig is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Institute of Economic Development and is an Academician of the Institute of Urbanism.  He is a Trustee of Resilient Scotland Ltd and Scotland's Towns Partnership and has been appointed as Chair the National Waking Strategy Implementation Group by Scottish Government.


Dr Roisin Willmott OBE FRTPI, Director, RTPI Cymru and Northern Ireland and Planning Aid England

Roisin, a Chartered Town Planner, first worked at Northamptonshire County Council, where she also studied for a Masters in planning at Oxford Brookes University. She moved to the Vale of Glamorgan Borough Council in the early 1990s working in regeneration, after which she moved to Coleg Gwent. She then moved into economic and planning consultancy, working for ECOTEC across the UK and Europe. Roisin is now the Director for the RTPI for Wales and Northern Ireland, responsible for leading the RTPI's planning policy and practice activities and for delivering services for planners based in the two jurisdictions. Roisin studied part-time for a PhD at Cardiff University, analysing the changing governance systems in Wales used to implement European Regional Policy. In 2017 Roisin was awarded an OBE for services to planning in Wales. Roisin is a Fellow of the RTPI and of the Royal Society. Until recently she was the Chair of the Centre for Regeneration Excellence Wales (CREW) and also served on the MAG for Vibrant and Viable Places at the invitation of the former Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty. 


Judging panel

Dr Husam AlWaer MRTPI, Dundee University

Ailsa Anderson MRTPI, Aberdeenshire Council

Joe Ayoubkhani MRTPI, Barton Willmore

Mike Bodkin MRTPI, TOWN.

Clive Brook FRTPI           

Niall Byrne MRTPI, Deloitte Ireland

Heather Claridge MRTPI, Architecture Design Scotland

Viral Desai MRTPI, Atkins

Sarah Elliott MRTPI, AECOM

Helen Fadipe MRTPI      

Andrew Farrow MRTPI, Flintshire County Council

Julia Frost MRTPI, PAS/ Scotland International Group

Ian Gilbert MRTPI, Barton Willmore

Gareth Giles FRTPI, Whaleback

Alan Goodrum FRTPI     

Kath Haddrell MRTPI, PINS

Uyen-Phan Han MRTPI, Birmingham City Council

Colin Haylock FRTPI       

Judith Jones MRTPI, Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council

Justin Kliger, Connected Places Catapult

Abraham Laker MRTPI, RPS Europe

Adele Maher MRTPI, London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Catherine McEvoy MRTPI, Department for Infrastructure

Dee McGrath MRTPI, Limerick County Council

Catharine McWhirter MRTPI, Lisburn and Castlereagh Council

Trovine Monteiro, South Cambridgeshire District Council

Judith Onuh MRTPI, WSP

Lindsey Richards FRTPI, Homes England

Robyn Skerratt MRTPI, Department for International Development

Stefano Smith FRTPI, Stefano Smith Planning

Liberty Stones MRTPI, Fisher German

Jon Suckley FRTPI, Avison Young

Olafiyin Taiwo MRTPI    

Andrew Taylor FRTPI, Countryside Properties

Robin Tetlow FRTPI, Tetlow King Planning

Alys Thomas MRTPI, Wales & West Housing

Layla Vidal-Martin MRTPI, Vistry Partnerships

Roger Wilshaw, Places for People

Owain Wyn FRTPI, Burum

RTPI President Wei Yang FRTPI, Wei Yang and Partners