I lead the Planning business in Arup’s North West and Yorkshire offices and oversee town planning, environment and transport planning in Manchester.

I am a Greater Manchester Commissioner for Planning and Housing and regularly deliver lectures at the Universities of Liverpool and Manchester. I am proud to be a Fellow of the Royal Town Planning Institute and one of the 2018 Northern Power Women. I also assist with the North West Business Leadership Team in responding to the UK2070 Commission.

I have worked on a range of projects, including Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF), major regeneration-led masterplans, new nuclear power stations at Hinkley Point C and Sellafield and rail related projects. I have acted as an expert witness at many planning inquiries and have considerable experience in assisting local authorities in preparing Local Plans, including evidence documents. I have expertise particularly in planning policy, housing, green belts and infrastructure planning. I am also passionate about city governance, devolution, inclusive growth and social value.