ANDREW TAYLOR, JUDGE
Andrew is Director (Head of Planning) at Countryside Properties and leads the company’s strategic planning function. Before joining Countryside, Andrew was Head of Planning at Barratt Homes Eastern Counties and prior to that spent over 18 years in planning authorities in the south east of England. He has experience of both urban and rural planning from small scale exception needs housing to master planning new settlements, major town centre redevelopments and international airport expansion.
Andrew chaired the RTPI Board of Trustees for 4 years to December 2016 and helped steer the Institute through probably its most challenging period in recent years. As a result, the Institute dealt successfully with financial pressures, a change of governance and Chief Executive, the need to sustain Planning Aid and responded effectively to the ever present challenge of government changes. Andrew took on the role of Hon. Treasurer in January 2017 and continues on the RTPI’s General Assembly.
Andrew is a member of the Leeds Beckett University Partnership Board and the Chair ofThe National Planning Forum’s Management Committee, championing planning and inspiring all those involved in the planning process and in delivering the new planning agenda.