Rosslyn Stuart appointed RTPI’s new Director of Professional Standards and Development

Rosslyn Stuart has been appointed as the new Director of Professional Standards and Development at the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). With 23,000 members worldwide working in the public, private, charitable and education sectors, the RTPI is the largest professional institute for planners in Europe. As well as promoting spatial planning, RTPI develops and shapes policy affecting the built and natural environment, works to raise professional standards and supports members through continuous education, training and development.

Rosslyn brings a wealth of experience in senior management to the RTPI, having held positions with English Heritage as a Planning and Development Director and with local authorities specialising in regeneration, development and heritage, and most recently with the Greenwich Foundation.

Rosslyn said:

“I’m delighted to join the Royal Town Planning Institute during its centenary year. It’s an exciting time for the Institute and for the profession.”

“My goals are to see strong standards and ethics continue to be embedded across the profession, promote planning as an exciting and rewarding career, and strengthen knowledge and skills of planners, particularly in relation to spatial planning.”

Trudi Elliott, RTPI Chief Executive, said:

“We are extremely pleased that Rosslyn is joining the Institute’s senior management team. She brings strong management experience to the position, and will make an important contribution to the RTPI’s strategies for membership, education, lifelong learning and research.”

Rosslyn will replace Professor Gavin Parker, who returns to Reading University after his secondment to the RTPI.