The RTPI has held its annual elections for the Vice-President, the Board of Trustees and the General Assembly.
John Acres has been elected as the RTPI Vice President in 2017 and will lead the Institute in 2018.
Acres commented; "It is a great honour and a privilege to be elected to serve as the next Vice President of the RTPI. I am looking forward to playing my part in shaping the Institute and in raising the profile of planning. I want everyone to feel they have a pride in their profession".
Chair of the Board: Graham Stallwood said: "I’m delighted and very proud to be elected, particularly at a time when RTPI is so successfully growing its membership, profile and influence. RTPI has rightly set itself challenging objectives around improving services for members, raising its profile and influence further and ensuring that good planning is properly valued. I am looking forward to working with colleagues and partners across the UK, Ireland and internationally to achieve them."