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Our work is overseen by the RTPI Northern Ireland Executive Committee and implemented by the Director and staff team based in Northern Ireland. The Executive Committee’s remit includes:

• supervise, promote and direct the Institute's relations in Northern Ireland on planning issues (other than education and membership) whether with local government, other professional bodies, pressure groups or the general public

• implement and monitor the EC’s policies for the development of planning thought, to review those policies from time to time; to recommend any modifications or changes; and to develop related policies within Northern Ireland

• inform the Board of Trustees of issues that the Committee considers that it should be made aware of

• support members in their professional activities

Details of the rules governing the work of the Executive Committee can be found in the Scheme of Delegation.

The Executive Committee is represented on the RTPI's General Assembly, committees and panels. Following a call for nominations and elections the membership of the Executive Committee for 2024 was confirmed at the Annual Review Meeting in November 2023

Click here to for the RTPI NI Policy and Research Forum

RTPI Northern Ireland Executive Committee

Chris Bryson MRTPI


Emma Aldridge MRTPI

Senior Vice Chair

Nick Salt MRTPI

Junior Vice Chair

Catharine McWhirter MRTPI

Ex-Officio/Nations and Regions Rep.

Chris Blair MRTPI

Corporate Member

Sophie Burch MRTPI

Corporate Member/GA Representative

Julie de-Courcey MRTPI

Corporate Member

Mark Hanvey MRTPI

Corporate Member

Catherine McKinney MRTPI

Corporate Member

Diane O'Neill MRTPI

Corporate Member

Justin McHenry

Student Representative

Emily Wray

Student Representative

Aine McBeth

Licentiate Member (Co-opted)