The Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) has appointed planner and lawyer Stuart Andrews to its board of trustees.
Andrews is a chartered town planner as well as a partner and the national head of planning and infrastructure consenting at law firm Eversheds Sutherland.
He has worked as a dual qualified town planner and specialist planning lawyer for more than 25 years and is both a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and the Law Society Planning Panel.
Andrews has spent more than 16 years working at Eversheds Sutherland, and before that was a partner at Marrons Solicitors. He has a law degree from Northumbria University and a degree in town and country planning from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Andrews said: "I very much welcome the opportunity to make my own modest contribution in meeting the burning desire of our communities to find a better way of living."
According to the TCPA, its elected board of trustees is responsible for managing the organisation and directing its policy, receiving advice from the non-executive policy council. Any individual member of the TCPA or representative of a member organisation of the TCPA may stand for election as a trustee, it added.
The governance page on the TCPA’s website shows 13 other trustees on the board, although it has not been updated to include the latest appointment. Trustees retire from the position after serving for three years, but they may then reapply.
Among the other new appointments are Leigh Johnson, the head of design and master development at government agency Homes England.