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Regional Management Board and Regional Activities Committee

2019 2020 Committee1

The joint committee Regional Management Board (RMB) and the Regional Activities Committee (RAC) represents the regional membership and delivers a range of services.  The RMB sets the business plan for the region whilst together with the RAC they deliver with the Regional Coordinator a range of activities to benefit members including conferences, policy updates, future planners initiatives, commissioning research, organising interprofessional networking opportunities as well as raising the profile of planning.

Pages From RTPI Annual Review 2018 FinalThe Annual Review for 2018 gives a summary of activities organised to support, promote and profile Planning.


Nominations and Elections for the 2020 Committee are now open

Letter about Nominations

Download a Nomination Form

Read the Role Descriptions

Read the Guidance Note: Committee appointments in the Nations and English Regions

The Board can however co-opt a member at anytime during the existing committee year. 

Meeting Minutes
Please contact for a copy

Working Groups/Judging Panel

To support the RMB and RAC Working Groups/Panels have been established to prioritise projects and activity planning. You do not need to be a member of the RMB or RAC and so any RTPI Member is welcome to join. Meetings take place in Taunton and through email.

Working Groups/Panels are:

  • Environmental Education & Future Planners
  • CPD
  • Policy and Research
  • Editorial  (E-News and Branchout)
  • Planning Aid
  • Social and Networking
  • Awards Judging Panel
    FInd out more about the Awards


Chair -  Dawn de Vries, Sedgemoor District Council

Senior Vice ChairAngharad Williams, Teignbridge District Council

Junior Vice Chair - Julie O'Rourke, WYG

Hon. Secretary - Peter Ellis, Freelance

Hon. Treasurer  - Chris Balch, University of Plymouth

Past Chair - Chris Balch, University of Plymouth

S.W. Region Representative on RTPI General Assembly - Richard Williamson, Retired