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The Regional Activities Committee provides a wide range of services to members throughout the West Midlands.

Activities we organise and are involved with include:

  • CPD training events
  • Regional Awards for Planning Excellence
  • Research
  • Social events such as spa days and 5-a-side
  • Networking events and dinners
  • Activities for young professionals
  • Careers advice and competitions

The Regional Activities Committee supports and advises the Regional Management Board. Members of the Regional Activities Committee:

RTPI West Midlands RAC 2023

Clare Eggington BA(Hons) Dip EIA, MA, MRTPI

RTPI West Midlands Chair & Coventry City Council

Victoria Lane MRTPI

RTPI West Midlands Vice Chair, Keepmoat Homes

Ashley Baldwin MRTPI

RTPI West Midlands Immediate Past Chair , Hertfordshire County Council

Bryan Smith

RTPI West Midlands Hon. Secretary

Mark Walton BSc (Hons) Dip TP MRTPI

RTPI West Midlands Hon. Treasurer, Tetra Tech

Ray Colbourne, MBE. Bsc (Hons) Dip TP MBA MRTPI (Rtd)

Claudia Carter, MA(Hons) MSc MEd FHEA MRTPI

Birmingham City University

Sarah Davies, BSc (Hons) MSc MRTPI


Maria Dunn BSc (Hons) MA MRTPI

Birmingham City Council

Stephanie Eastwood BSc MSc MRTPI

RTPI West Midlands Immediate Past Chair, Avison Young

Charles Goode

Teaching Fellow in Urban and Regional Planning, University of Birmingham

Luke Hillson MRTPI

Design Director, Barton Willmore now Stantec

Stephen Hill MRTPI

Hyas Associates

James Hoskinson

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

Craig Jordan

Lichfield District Council

Polly Mathews MRTPI

RTPI WM Young Planner Co-Chair, St Joseph Homes

Dan Roberts

Homes England

Dr Kat Salter

University of Birmingham

Ben Simm

Spatial Planning Manager, National Highways

Philippa Smith MRTPI

Sandy Taylor, MA, DipTP, MRTPI(rtd), FRSA

Members of the West Midlands RAC can be contacted via the Regional Co-ordinator:

Please contact the Regional Coordinator (details above) if you are interested in joining the RAC or would like to find out more.