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Sue Manns MBE



Sue was President of the Royal Town Planning Institute in 2020 and is a Fellow of the Institute. She has worked in a number of different planning roles in the public, private and voluntary sectors and on a range of projects spanning the UK nations, regions and local levels. She has also worked in academia and has had the pleasure of teaching and mentoring many of today’s planners.

The golden thread that runs throughout Sue’s career is her passion for equality, diversity and inclusivity both with the profession and in the way that it engages with communities. As the RTPI Board Champion for EDI (2019 – 2021) she was an active supporter of the diversity networks and launched the CHANGE Action Plan. Her passion for EDI, which extends beyond the profession and into her voluntary work, was recognised by the award of a MBE in the 2022 New Year’s Honours List.

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