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RTPI appoints new commercial and corporate services director

Words: Laura Edgar

Phil Pluck has joined the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) as commercial and corporate services director.

Pluck has held several senior level roles, including at board level for a children’s charity, within higher education and employer membership organisations.

He was also operational director – north of England, and commercial director - for the Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) from 2005 to 2012, and the commercial director and board member for the Brathay Trust from 2001 to 2005.

Pluck said: “I am delighted to be joining the RTPI. I look forward to helping to continue to develop high-quality, value-for-money services to support our members throughout their professional careers.”

Pluck’s responsibilities will include: owning the strategic plan for the delivery of the business development function which supports the RTPI’s overall business and financial plans; acting as main creative and operational driver of the format, nature and style of commercial and publishing partnerships and business development products and services; and managing external commercial partners.

Andrew Taylor, chair of the RTPI Board of Trustees, said: “Phil brings tremendous knowledge and expertise to the institute and will be an asset to the senior management team. He has successfully developed commercial services in a number of diverse organisations and his experience in creating new strategic partnerships and stakeholder strategies will be very valuable to us”.