RTPI Cymru Executive Committee 2019
The RTPI Cymru Executive Committee for 2019 was agreed at the RTPI Cymru Annual Review on 6 December 2018. Below is the full list of members.
Chair - Huw Evans MRTPI
Huw has 42 years experience of planning, 35 of which have been in the public sector embracing planning policy, development management, regeneration, conservation, countryside and coastal management. He worked for Swansea, Alyn & Deeside and Flintshire Councils and is a past Chair of POSW and was Planning Adviser to the WLGA.
He was involved in a number of major schemes with Capita including the Welsh Food Centre at Bodnant. For the last 5 years he has run his own independent planning consultancy in North Wales and is a Planning Adviser to the Public Services Ombudsman in Wales. Huw has until recently chaired the North Wales Chapter for many years helping to organise an active annual training programme for planners and has also served on the Wales Planning Awards Panel.
He lives on the Flintshire border near Chester, enjoys good food and wine, walking, skiing and travelling with his main passion being motorcycling.
Senior Vice Chair - Simon Power MRTPI
Simon is an experienced planner and enviromentalist and works for Mott Macdonald.
Junior Vice Chair - Jane Jones MRTPI
Jane initially trained to become a Chartered Surveyor obtaining a HND in Land Administration and then graduated in 1996 with a BSc (Hons) in Land Management. In 1999 Jane embarked on a career in planning when she became the Planning Enforcement Officer at South Lakeland District Council and then Enforcement Planner at the Lake District National Park Authority in 2004.
In 2005 Jane moved to Wales and continued to focus on planning enforcement, working in planning enforcement at Powys County Council and Flintshire County Council before taking up her current role of Principal Planning Officer (Compliance) at Snowdonia National Park Authority in September 2007.
Having worked in a number of Local Planning Authorities in England and Wales, Jane has gained much experience over the years in planning enforcement and development control procedures and practices. Jane was a Technical Member of the RTPI since 2006 and has recently become a full member. She is also a member of the National Association for Planning Enforcement (NAPE) and during 2007/8 sat on the Management Committee. Jane is also a member of the RTPI's General Assembly.
In her limited spare time from being a busy Mum to Rob and Jessica, Jane enjoys assisting the family in showing and breeding Welsh Section B ponies.
Immediate Past Chair - Tom Watson MRTPI
Tom is a Senior Planner at Ove Arup & Partners Ltd (Arup) with seven years spatial planning experience in consultancy and working for and on behalf of local authorities.
The majority of Tom's recent professional experience has been to advise developers and local planning authorities through the planning process for major infrastructure development in Wales and England. This has included 'Development Consent Orders' for rail development, transmission lines, tidal energy and nuclear power generation.
Tom is a 'young planner' and was Chair of Young Planners Cymru for two years beginning in 2013. Tom is also a member of the RTPI Cymru Policy & Research Forum and represents Wales on the RTPI Nations and Regions Panel.
Allan Archer MRTPI
Allan was until recently, RTPI Cymru's General Assembly representative and a past Chair of RTPI Cymru. Allan has his own consultancy and is based in west Wales.
Joe Ayoubkhani MRTPI
Joe is an Associate at Barton Willmore and is an active member of the Design Commission for Wales' Hatch network, regularly contribute to blogs and planning updates.
Chris Clarke MRTPI
Chris has 14 years of experience of Town Planning sector in the UK and has been a chartered RTPI member for 5 years. He has experience of working in the public sector for local planning authorities, working mainly within development management with a particular focus regeneration funded development and working with the historic built environment. For the last 3.5 years he has worked for a large multi-disciplinary consultancy based in Wales expanding his EIA experience.He is currently Consents and Town Planning Manager for the electrification of the South Wales to London mainline and HS2 in the English Midlands, co-ordinating a range of environmental and town planning consents for these projects. In particular he is currently working on delivering the town planning inputs for the new HS2 station in Birmingham city centre.
Within the last 10 years Chris has been an active member of Planning Aid Wales and a committee member of Young Planners Cymru.
he has a particular interest in how infrastructure projects can support placemaking and better planning in Wales and have a keen interest in the development of the South Wales Metro and city deals over the coming years.
Aneurin Mon Parry MRTPI
Aneurin has over 30 years' experience in development management and enforcement, commencing his planning career with the previous Dwyfor District Council in 1987. He currently works for Gwynedd Council as a Planning Enforcement Team Leader. He graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in 1995 with an MSc in Environmental Planning, having previously received a HNC in Land Administration from Liverpool Polytechnic in 1991, and was elected a corporate member of the Royal Town Planning Institute in 1996. He is also a member of the National Association of Planning Enforcement (NAPE). He is the current chair of the North & Mid-Wales Planning Enforcement Officers Group, and chaired the 2018 Wales Enforcement Conference. Outside of work he enjoys golf, mountain walking and travel.
Cath Ranson MRTPI
Cath is the Development Plans and Conservation Manager for Pembrokeshire County Council. She is a past President of the Institute (2014), a former chair of RTPI Cymru (2004) and served on the RTPI's Executive Board for six years, standing down in 2015. She continues as a member of the General Assembly, Planning Policy and Research Committee and as Vice Chair (2016) of Nations and Regions Panel and to encourage locally provided CPD in west Wales.
Mike Cuddy MRTPI
Mike previously worked for the former Welsh Development Agency and is now the Leader of Penarth Town Council and is Chair of One Voice Wales. Mike also serves on RTPI Cymru's Policy and Research Forum.
Associate Representative - Rob Chichester MRTPI
Robert is a chartered planner with over 13 years' experience in both the Public and Private Sector. He is a Director at C2J Architects & Town Planners and currently heads up the planning arm of the Cardiff and London offices. He specialises in spatial planning, development management and residential development.
Robert has been a member of the Management Board / Executive Committee of RTPI Cymru since 2015, serving as Associate Representative. He has successfully undertaken the Associate Assessment of Professional Competence Route to chartered membership.
He lives in Cardiff and outside of work is a keen golfer, rugby enthusiast and enjoys spending time with his young family.
General Assembly Representatives
Emma Langmaid MRTPI
Emma is director of Prospero Planning, an independent planning consultancy with she runs with a co-director handling work for private and public sector clients. Emma is one of the founders of Women in Planning South Wales.
Outside of planning (although it being such a small circle, the worlds often combine) Emma has a keen interest in rugby (Wales and Cardiff Blues supporter), travel (anywhere and everywhere) and trying to keep fit!
Will Ryan MRTPI
Will has been a Charterd Planner for over 25 years and has a wide ranging career with differing roles and projects. The vast majority of his career has been spent working throughout Wales and the UK alongside a lot of very talented and enthusiastic planners. Gavin is a Director with Savills.
Student. Licentiate Representatives
Ruth Jones and Emmiline Reynish
Gavin Lewis MRTPI
Gavin has 18 years' experience in Town Planning and Urban Regeneration and began his career as a graduate town planner with the City & County of Swansea in 1999 where he worked in both the development plan and development control teams. He then moved into the City Centre team at Cardiff Council where he worked with developers and the St Davids 2 team is securing S106 funding for the city centre strategy.
Gavin has successfully led and managed a £100m town centre regeneration programme in conjunction with key stakeholders. Whilst at Merthyr CBC, he led on urban regeneration projects and programmes and has led on Masterplans, Feasibility Studies and Strategies.
Gavin now works with WSP, where he works on a variety of projects from the Towy Valley Cycleway in Carmarthenshire through to a proposed new bypass relief road in Hereford.
Outside work Gavin enjoy travelling, keeping fit and spending time with family.