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Regional Management Board


The Regional Management Board is formed of the Region's elected officers, together with the immediate Past Chair. The Regional Management Board has overall responsibility for the finance and operation of the Region and the preparation, monitoring and delivery of the Regional Business Plan.

The Regional Management Board is advised and supported by the Regional Activities Committee.


The elected officers and members of the Regional Management Board for 2020 are:


  • Kim Cooper, Arup

Senior Vice-Chair

  • Ian Gilbert, Barton Willmore

Junior Vice-Chair

  • Kieran Blaydes, Hive Land & Planning

Hon. Secretary (temporary)

  • Joanne Harding, Home Builders Federation

Hon. Treasurer

  • Ben Vickers, Cheshire East Council

Representative on General Assembly

  • Emilly Kitching, Arup

Deputy Representative on General Assembly

  • Ben Vickers, Cheshire East Council

Representative on RTPI Nations & Regions Panel

  • Julian Jackson

Immediate Past Chair

  • Andrew Johnston, Avison Young

Trustee Liaison

  • Rebecca Dewey, WSP|Indigo