Meet The Judges

Lucy Bird

Lucy BirdPlanning Director

Lucy has nearly 18 years' experience in town planning, spanning across both public and private sectors and is now works...

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Isaac Carter

Isaac CarterSenior Solicitor, Westminster City Council

Isaac Carter is a solicitor with over 30 years experience in the area of planning and highways law. Isaac has acquired vast...

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Darryl Chen

Darryl ChenPartner, Hawkins/Brown

He is a partner at leading UK architecture practice HawkinsBrown where he leads the urban design and research studio,...

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Sarah Featherstone

Sarah FeatherstoneDirector, Featherstone Young

Sarah is co-Director of Featherstone Young, a practice with expertise in place-making and social engagement. Her projects...

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Tom Higginson

Tom HigginsonDirector Planning, Network Rail

Tom is the Director Planning at Network Rail with 33 years experience in public and private practice specialising in infrastructure delivery.

Amit Malhotra

Amit MalhotraPlanning Director, Telford Homes

Amit has over 16 years' experience working in private consultancy and now as a developer. Amit has secured and managed...

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Jonathan Manns

Jonathan MannsExecutive Director, Rockwell

Jonathan Manns is Executive Director of Rockwell. He is widely acknowledged as the pre-eminent British Planner of his generation...

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Simon Marsh

Simon MarshHead of Nature Protection

Simon Marsh MBE is Head of Nature Protection, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). Simon is a chartered town...

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Duncan McCallum

Duncan McCallumStrategy and Listing Director

Duncan has over 30 years of experience in the heritage sector; for Historic England, English Heritage and local authorities....

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Janice Morphet

Janice MorphetVisiting Professor

Janice Morphet, BSc, PG Dip TP, MA, MA, MA, PhD, FRTPI FAcSS Janice Morphet is a Visiting Professor...

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Nicky Parsons

Nicky ParsonsExecutive Director, Pegasus Group

I began my career Local Government and then moved into the private sector. I can honestly say I have had (and continue to have)...

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Steve Quartermain

Steve QuartermainDirector, Quartermain Ltd

After a career in Local Government Steve became Chief Planner at MHCLG in 2008, a role he stood down from in 2020. He now has...

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Catriona Riddell

Catriona RiddellDirector

Catriona is a chartered town planner with extensive experience working within and with local authorities and their partners. As...

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Anna Rose

Anna RoseHead of the Planning Advisory Service

Anna holds a first degree and masters in Town and Country Planning and has been an RTPI member since 2003. She started her...

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Mark Skilbeck

Mark SkilbeckUK Planning Director, Taylor Wimpey

With over 20 years' experience in planning, Mark's experience includes development management, land acquisition...

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Samuel Stafford

Samuel StaffordRegional Strategic Land Director

I am a Chartered Town Planner with skills and experience accumulated across the property sector. In the early stages of my...

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Sripriya Sudhakar

Sripriya SudhakarHead of Regeneration

Sripriya is an architect, urban designer and urban planning professional with over 19 years' experience in the built...

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Dr Deb Upadhyaya

Dr Deb UpadhyayaManager - Garden Towns and Villages, Homes England & Board Director, The Academy of Urbanism

Dr Deb is a professionally trained architect, urban designer and planner, leading delivery of exemplar large scale and...

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Sara Whelan

Sara WhelanGroup Manager Development Management and Planning

Sara started in Local Government in 2003 and is currently Head of Development Management and Planning at Dacorum Borough Council....

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Paul Willmott

Paul WillmottManaging Director Planning, RPS Group plc

Paul has over 35-years planning experience working in the public, client and private sectors, across the UK and in a...

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