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RTPI Elections 2017

Do you have the skills and vision to help lead our Institute?

Nominations for the RTPI Elections are now open.

We invite you to get involved in shaping the future of the Institute by putting yourself forward to be a new face on our Board or General Assembly (GA).

Elections for a number of posts take place each autumn, presenting all our members with a great opportunity to get more involved in the running of the Institute on many different levels.

The roles subject to election for a two-year term (2017-2018) are:


3 Students or Licentiates

  • Open to Licentiates and Students

14 Chartered Members

  • Open to Fellows and Ordinary Members i.e. MRTPI or FRTPI

Legal Member/Legal Associate

  • Open to Legal Members and Legal Associates

Board of Trustees:

Vice President for 2018 (will become President in 2019)

  • Open to Chartered Members
  • Must have held office in any capacity within the Chartered Institute's governance structures for at least two consecutive years during the previous five years

Honorary Secretary and Solicitor

  • Open to Legal Member or Legal Associate (who is not a Chartered Member)

Nations and Regions Trustee

  • Open to Chartered Members
  • Must be a Nations or Regions Representative on General Assembly (excluding Scotland)

3 Chartered Trustees – Corporate

  • Open to Chartered Members

Young Planner Trustee

  • Open to Young Planners (No more than 10 years post-qualification)

For more information on becoming a Trustee, please read The Essential Trustee: what you need to know, what you need to do (CC3).


The 'Open to' note above refers to the candidates (membership types) who are eligible to apply for each position.

Click here to visit the online nomination site where you can put your name forward as a candidate for election.

Why stand for elections?

Being a Trustee or member of our GA is your chance to make a difference and influence the future direction of the RTPI. It will support your career development and give you the chance to work with a wide range of new colleagues. It is a challenging, but richly rewarding experience that will broaden your planning expertise and give you the opportunity to contribute to the big discussions, debates and decisions that impact the profession.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for people who can demonstrate a variety of different life and work experiences, a zest for new ideas, a willingness to speak their mind, strategic vision and a desire to make a difference – most importantly we are looking for people with a real commitment to the RTPI and its objectives.

Can I stand?

We welcome nominations from all members who are able to demonstrate the qualities and experiences we're looking for. It is important that the Board and GA reflects its community, therefore we need a good balance of gender, age, skills, ethnicity and geographic diversity around the table.

To nominate yourself or another RTPI member, visit the elections website and complete the nominations form by 21 July. Voting opens 31 August.

New to elections? Find out how the RTPI governance structure works here.


Election timetable:

Nominations open: 22 June

Nominations close: 21 July

Voting: 31 Aug – 29 Sep


Key dates for 2018

Board Meetings:

  • Wednesday 7 February
  • Wednesday 16 May
  • Wednesday 4 July
  • Wednesday 19 September
  • Wednesday 28 November

General Assembly Meetings:

  • Wednesday 17 January
  • Wednesday 20 June
  • Wednesday 24 October