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RTPI Ireland welcomes new Deputy Chairperson of An Bord Pleanála

RTPI Ireland has congratulated the appointment of Chris McGarry as Deputy Chairperson of An Bord Pleanála. 

Having qualified as a professional Town Planner in 1990, Chris has been a member of the RTPI for over 30 years and is also a former Chair of RTPI Ireland.

Nominated to An Bord Pleanála by the RTPI, he brings a wealth of professional planning experience to the role having worked for over 20 years for RPS (formerly McHugh Consultants) in addition to roles as Head of Planning at the National Asset Management Agency and at Glenveagh Properties.

Valerie Brennan, Chair of RTPI Ireland said “RTPI Ireland very much welcomes Mr McGarry’s appointment and passes on our warmest congratulations to him. I have no doubt that his expertise and commitment to proper planning and sustainable development will be of great value to An Bord Pleanála.  It puts him in a great position to provide guidance and support to the organisation as it moves forward and embraces new challenges in marine planning. 

"RTPI Ireland stands ready to work with Mr McGarry and other Directorsto help deliver a strong and independent decision-making body.”

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