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The RTPI elections opened for voting yesterday. There are three candidates for the Vice President role, our Managing Director Ransford Stewart MBE has nominated Helen Fadipe. In this month’s blog we speak to Ransford to find out why he nominated Helen and why we think you should vote for her too.

Why Vote for Helen Fadipe?

Helen is a talented and experienced town planner and an active member of the institute. She is a former winner of the Presidents Special Award for Planning Achievement and the Planner’s Women of Influence Award in 2021. She has a passion for diversity and inclusion and a commitment to supporting young members and new entrants in the profession.

Helens Qualifications and Service


BA (Hons) Town Planning, South Bank University 1993

PG(Dip) Town Planning, South Bank University, 1995

MA (Merit) Management Studies, Middlesex University Business School, 2003.

Present post or occupation, and date commenced

Director, FPP Associates Ltd. February 2020

Past and present service to the Institute

Membership Panel 2016-2017

Volunteer Planning Aid for England 2016 to date

Member, General Assembly 2019-2020

Member, General Assembly 2021-2022

International Committee 2019

Membership & Ethics Committee 2020

International Strategy Working Group – 2020

Membership & Ethics Committee 2021

Membership & Ethics Committee 2022

RTPI Ambassador – promoting the profession at school career fair.

To find out why she is standing for the role of Vice President, you can read her personal statement here

How to Vote in RTPI Elections

If you are a member of the Institute and have not voted, please vote as every vote counts, and please cast your vote for Helen. It is your right to cast your vote to ensure democracy and elect the right team to shape the future of RTPI. Please read the statements and view the films for the candidates standing for election and cast your vote by 5pm (BST) on Friday 30 September 2022. Further details on the election and voting instructions are available online on


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