Executive Committees

The Institute's Constitution provides for 8 Executive Committees, each made up of Council and members. The Committee structure offers enhanced opportunities to get involved in your Institute and profession. Sitting on an IPI Committee puts you at the heart of developments in your profession and allows you to meet and work with a range of interesting people working across planning in Ireland.

Each Committee has a Convenor who is a member of Council  who liaises between the Committee and the Council. Each Committee also elect a Chair and a Secretary at its first meeting. The Chair of a Committee is not required to be a Member of Council. Each Committee works to an agreed work programme.

Executive Committees Overview

Convened by Treasurer Emma Pillion and chaired by Ciaran Treacey, the Finance and General Purposes Committee consists of the Vice-President, the Honorary Treasurer, and four other Corporate Members/Fellows. The Finance and General Purposes Committee considers and advises Council on the financial affairs of the Institute and is also responsible for a number of key initiatives such as the National Planning Awards, marketing and branding and commercial arrangements. 

Convened by Joe Corr, the Membership and Professional Practice Committee consists of six Corporate Members/Fellows. The Convenor of the Committee acts as the membership secretary of the Institute. The Committee considers and advises Council on membership applications and the rules and regulations on general membership policy, it investigates matters of professional conduct, delivers the membership Recruitment and Retention Strategy and will advance professional recognition. 

Convened by Gerry Sheeran and chaired by Paula Russell, the Technical & Education Committee consists of six Corporate Members/Fellows. The Committee considers and advises Council on matters such as CPD policy, implementation and monitoring of the Education Guidelines, accreditation of planning courses, and public education and awareness. 

Convened by Tony Bamford, the Private Practice Committee consists of up to eight Members. The Committee considers and advises Council on matters relating to planning and professional planners operating in Private Practice. It will also be responsible for updating and undertaking further studies relating to Survey of Planners from a private practice perspective, some CPD programmes and the Planning Law Digest publication. 

Convened by Brian Keaney and chaired by Stewart Logan, the Public Sector Committee consists of up to eight Members. The Committee considers and advises Council on matters relating to planning and professional planners operating in the Public Sector. It will also be responsible for updating and undertaking further studies relating to Survey of Planners from a public sector perspective and certain CPD programmes. 

Convened by Linda Fox-Rogers and chaired by Amy Hastings, the Policy and Research Committee consists of up to eight Members. The Committee considers and advises Council on policy submissions by the Institute in response to public consultation requests from external organisations. The Committee is responsible for matters such as developing guidance and proposing external funding opportunities to Council. The Committee also seeks input on policy matters from the following Special Interest Forums derived from the membership. 

  • Regional and local government
  • Environment and ecology
  • Economic planning
  • Development management
  • Legal issues
  • Northern Ireland
  • Marine Spatial Planning

Convened by Clare McCoy and chaired by Orla Casey, the Young Planners Committee consists of up to eight Members. The Committee considers and advises Council on matters such as the Young Planners Network and graduate recruitment and skills.

Convened by Tanya Whyte, the Branches Committee consists of up to eight Members, preferably from those involved in branches at a local level. The Committee considers and advises Council on matters relating to the organisation and operation of the Branches of the Institute and it will also be responsible for the National Planning Conference 2016 and 2017. 

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