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Scottish Executive Committee

Our work is managed through the Scottish Executive Committee (SEC) and implemented by the Director and staff team based at the Edinburgh office. The SEC's remit includes:

  • developing the Institute's position on planning policy in Scotland
  • supporting members in their professional activities
  • working with the seven regional Chapters and the Scottish Young Planners' Group
  • coordinating the Institute's programme of national events in Scotland

The SEC is represented on the RTPI's General Assembly, committees and panels. The people who sit on the SEC in 2019 are:

Office Bearers

Julia Frost, Convenor                                Julia Frost

Irene Beautyman, Senior Vice Convenor   Irene Beautyman

Barbara Cummins, Junior Vice Convenor   Barbara Cummins

Fraser Carlin, Immediate Past Convenor    Fraser Carlin

Trustee for Scotland

Stefano Smith                                           Stefano Smith

Corporate Members

Elected for 2018/19: Jim Birrell, Graham Marchbank,

Elected 2019/20: Lesley Martin, Claire McArthur, Kevin Murray

Student/Licentiate Representative

Iain McMillan

Chapter Representatives

Central: Richard Callendar

Dumfries and Galloway: Patrick Hanna / Shona McCoy

East Scotland: Charlotte Brown

South East Scotland: Albert Muckley 

Grampian: Donna Laing

Highlands and Islands: Katie Crerar

West of Scotland: Jane Tennant

Other Representatives

Scottish Planning Consultants' Forum: Stuart Salter

Scottish Young Planners' Network: Lisa Proudfoot

Partners in Planning: Kevin Murray

Sub Committees

The Scottish Executive Committee has a Planning Policy Sub Committee and a Communications, Education and Lifelong Learning Sub Committee.

Planning Policy Sub Committee

The purpose of the Planning Policy Sub Committee is to act as an advisory board to the SEC on planning policy matters with the following specific remit:

  • to implement and review the Planning Policy work plan agreed by the SEC for the year
  • to react to Scottish planning policy issues as they arise during the year and take a proactive approach to anticipating them
  • to promote Scottish planning policy issues at a strategic level within the Institute

The Sub Committee is Chaired by Barbara Cummins.

Communications, Education and Lifelong Learning Sub Committee

This Sub Committee is to oversee the Communications Strategy, to advise on events, lifelong learning and training needs in Scotland and on internal communication issues for members in Scotland. The Sub Committee aims to advise and assist on:

  • RTPI Scotland's communications strategy including advising on the design and promotion of events, publications and research, media relations, public relations and joint communications with partner organisations and communications with members in Scotland
  • the development of and arrangements for the RTPI Scotland's programme of annual events
  • the topics to be considered by the Scottish Planner
  • on planning education and lifelong learning in Scotland in liaison with the RTPI's Education and Lifelong Learning Committee and the Scottish Planning Skills Forum
  • training and courses in which RTPI Scotland is involved

The Sub Committee is Chaired by Irene Beautyman.