Trudi Elliott

Former Chief Executive, Royal Town Planning Institute


Trudi Elliott is a Chartered Town Planner and has been Chief Executive of the Royal Town Planning Institute since 2011.

Trudi has a wide-ranging and in-depth knowledge of planning, where she has worked in one capacity or another for twenty years. Her previous roles included: Director of the Government Office for the West Midlands, CE of the Regional Assembly, Director of Local Government Practice (ODPM, CE of Bridgnorth District Council. Prior to this, Trudi was a lawyer, practicing in both the public and private sectors.

Trudi sits on DCLG’s Planning Sounding Board and the National Infrastructure Planning Association (NIPA) Policy Council, the Oxford Joint Planning Law Conference Committee, the University of Warwick Estates Committee and the Editorial Group of the Journal of Planning, Theory and Practice. Trudi was a member of Lord Kerslake’s North Essex Garden Communities Peer Review and part of the review team for the NHS Healthy New Towns programme. She was also a member of the Taylor Review into planning practice guidance.