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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 elections, the membership of the Executive Committee for 2020 was confirmed at the Annual Review Meeting in December 2019.

Following a call for nominations, the RTPI Northern Ireland Executive Committee for 2020 was confirmed at the Annual Review Meeting on 13th November 2019.

Click here to for the RTPI NI Policy and Research Forum

RTPI Northern Ireland Executive Committee

Mura Quigley


Catharine McWhirter

Vice Chair

Gemma Jobling

RTPI Immediate Past Chair

Carol Ramsey

General Assembly Representative

Sharon Mossman

Corporate Member

Emma Walker

Corporate Member

Alistair Beggs

Corporate Member

Chris Bryson

Corporate Member

Erin Donaldson

Corporate Member, Chair of RTPI NI Young Planners Committee

Justin McHenry

Student Representative

Adam Trafford

Student Representative

Lisa Curran

Student Representative

Leo Kilkenny

Student Rep (co-opted)