Development consultancy Bilfinger GVA has appointed Jo-Anne Garrick as an associate in its planning, development and regeneration team in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.
Chartered planner Garrick joins the firm from Northumberland County Council where she was senior manager, strategic planning and housing.
She has a wealth of experience of planning in the North East, having formerly worked as head of planning at Northumberland National Park Authority.
Garrick also worked in planning officer roles at the North East Assembly Gateshead Council and Wear Valley District Council, as well as the county council.
She holds a first class bachelor’s degree in planning and development surveying from the Universtiy of Northumbria at Newcastle, plus a master’s degree in town planning from the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.
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