CBE, BSc Econ (Law and Econs), MRTPI, FAcSS
Group Vice Chair & Chair of Group Housing Board
Trudi Elliott is a Chartered Town Planner and was formerly a lawyer, practising in both the public and private sectors. Trudi is the Chair of the Planning Inspectorate for England. She is a visiting Professor in planning and land economy at Henley Business School, University of Reading, and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. Prior to this Trudi was Chief Executive of the Royal Town Planning Institute; Director of the Government Office for the West Midlands; Chief Executive of West Midlands Regional Assembly (Regional Planning Body); Director of Local Government Practice (West Midlands); and Chief Executive of Bridgnorth District Council.
Trudi has considerable experience across the civil service, local Government, charity, and private sector, and she has a strong track record of partnership working and delivery. Trudi is Patron of the Commonwealth Association of Planners; is a Commissioner of UK2070, an inquiry into regional inequalities; and is Chair of Community Transport Wyre Forest.