Judges

Meet The Judges

Alpa Depani

Alpa DepaniAssociate, Public Practice

Anna Rose

Anna RoseHead of the Planning Advisory Service (PAS), Local Government Association

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

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Carly Vince

Carly VinceHead of Strategic Planning, EDF Energy

Carly is a qualified town planner with around 15 years of experience in planning and development. She has worked for EDF Energy since 2009, havin...

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Catriona Riddell

Catriona RiddellDirector, Catriona Riddell & Associates Ltd

Catriona is a chartered town planner with over 25 years’ experience working within and with local authorities. In 2011 Catriona established her own ...

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Deb Upadhyaya

Deb UpadhyayaSpecialist Planner, Homes England & Board Director, The Academy of Urbanism

Deb is a passionate advocate of sustainable urbanism, delivery of quality places and value creation through design led innovation. Over the past 1...

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Duncan McCallum

Duncan McCallumPolicy Director, Historic England

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

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Georgia Siora

Georgia SioraManaging Director, Warwick Economics & Development (WECD)

Ghislaine Halpenny

Ghislaine HalpennyDirector of Strategy & External Affairs, British Property Federation

Ghislaine has been Director of External Affairs at the British Property Federation, the representative body for the commercial real estate sector&...

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Helen Williams

Helen WilliamsHead of Neighbourhood Planning and Housing, Locality

Helen joined Locality as head of neighbourhood planning and housing in June 2018, having been the director of the Empty Homes charity for the prev...

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James Scott

James ScottDirector of Planning and Communications, Urban & Civic

As a founder member of Urban&Civic, James leads on planning and communication across its portfolio of strategic sites and is the architect of the ...

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Jane Hirst

Jane HirstDirector of Planning and Growth, Peter Brett Associates (now part of Stantec)

Jane has extensive experience in all aspects of planning, along with an excellent track record in implementing and facilitiating successful strate...

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Janice Morphet

Janice MorphetVisiting Professor, UCL Bartlett School of Planning

Janice Morphet is a Visiting Professor in the Bartlett School of Planning at University College London and is a CABE Built Environment Expert. Janice ...

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John Walker

John WalkerPreviously Director of Planning, Westminster City Council

John Walker is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute, Major Developers Group, the Architecture Club and the Planning Officers Society....

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Lucy Bird

Lucy BirdTown Planning Director, Lendlease

Mark Skilbeck

Mark SkilbeckUK Planning Director, Taylor Wimpey

Mark’s professional background is in Planning with over 20 yrs in Development Management, Land Acquisition and Planning Promotion throughout the...

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Mike Straw

Mike StrawDirector, RPS

Paul Seddon

Paul SeddonDirector of Planning & Regeneration, Nottingham City Council

Paul Seddon is Director of Planning & Regeneration at Nottingham City Council, where he has led the delivery of a successful, well-regarded an...

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Rob Krzyszowski

Rob KrzyszowskiHead of Planning Policy, Transport & Infrastructure, London Borough of Haringey

Rob has previously worked at Brent, Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham, Ealing and Birmingham City Councils. Rob co-founded Pl...

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Ruairidh Jackson

Ruairidh JacksonSpecial Projects Director, Argent LLP

Ruairidh Jackson is a Senior Project Director at Argent, based in London. He is part of the Argent Related team working on the Brent Cross Southmi...

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Simon Marsh

Simon MarshHead of Sustainable Development, RSPB

Simon Marsh is Head of Sustainable Development, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). Simon is a chartered town planner and leads ...

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Stephen Tapper

Stephen TapperDirector, Stephen Tapper Planning

Stephen is widely experienced in planning, transport planning and regeneration, having worked in senior positions in local authorities across...

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Tom Higginson

Tom HigginsonDirector of Planning and Land Services, Network Rail

Tom is Director of Planning and Land Services at Network Rail.  He has over 30 years experience in a mix of public and private sector roles with a pa...

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Tony Bateman

Tony BatemanManaging Director, Pegasus Group

Tony joined Pegasus Group at its inception in 2004 and has led on some of Pegasus Group’s most prestigious projects. Tony has been involved with th...

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Tony Burton

Tony BurtonOwner, Tony Burton Consulting

Tony works free range on community, design and environmental projects, including as a leading neighbourhood planner and as Vice Chair of HS2...

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Tracy Lovejoy

Tracy LovejoyTeam Leader, Property and Planning, Bromsgrove District Council

Tracy Lovejoy is the Property and Planning Team Leader in the legal department at Bromsgrove District Council. Since completing her pupillage in Linc...

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