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Meet the Team



Allen is an ethically driven, environmentally passionate, commercially seasoned Chartered Town Planner with a proven track record of delivering major urban and infrastructure projects and commissions on time, and on budget. Allen is a strategic and lateral thinker who always seeks to identify and successfully manage risk, he is a politically experienced tactician, fully versed in the planning process.


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Anne has an engineering degree and trained as a maths teacher. She has worked as a consultant specifying and procuring green and eco-housing and as an environmental researcher. She is responsible for all the administrative, HR and financial aspects of our work. She is based in Newcastle.


Matthew is a Chartered Town Planner with a proven track record of managing multidisciplinary teams of consultants and in doing so securing planning permission for complex mixed-use schemes. He is a specialist in assembling applications and gaining consent for developments in designated areas. Matthew graduated from Newcastle University with an MSc in Town Planning. He has an extensive knowledge of local authorities and has experience of working with both county, district and unitary authorities.



Mark is a committed, self-motivated, innovative and effective chartered town planner with significant experience of delivering a range of planning projects; including: rail, infrastructure, retail and residential. He has extensive experience of successfully dealing with: planning authorities, other project stakeholders, landowners, project contractors, external consultants and development partners by providing innovative and bespoke solutions.


Alison is a skilled and experience project designer, with a history of working effectively to help deliver projects on time. At Ethical Partnership she leads our architectural and design services, working on a wide range of residential, heritage, rural and commercial schemes. Alison holds a BSc (Hons) in Architectural Technology from Northumbria University.


Peter is a Chartered Town Planner with a proven track record of delivering major urban and infrastructure projects and commissions on time, and on budget. Peter graduated from Newcastle University with First-Class Honours in Town and Country Planning. He was awarded a prize by the RTPI for his studies. Peter has experience of working in both the local authority and private sectors and therefore has a sound understanding of the planning process. Peter has an encyclopaedic knowledge of Town and Country Planning Legislation able to advise on all aspects of planning law.


Jo is an experienced Town Planner with a track record of delivering major planning permissions, masterplans and Listed Building Consents on time, and on budget. Jo is a specialist in development for housing, community facilities, transport and infrastructure – particularly in designing and implementing stakeholder engagement. Jo’s experience as an anthropologist enables her to assist clients to tailor their proposals to the needs and perspective of specific people and communities. In her previous role in the charity sector she worked on pan-European programmes as an Events & Communications Manager.


Emily is a skilled planner and designer. She is a specialist in creating Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments and design development. Through her education and experience, Emily has discovered how space and place greatly influence communities, an area’s quality of life, and the balance of multiple factors which is required to keep these at their peak.


Alannah is a town planner with a proven track record of working effectively to help deliver projects on time and to the best of her ability. She has an interest in the historic and built environment. Alannah graduated from Newcastle University with her MSc Urban Planning degree in 2019 and was elected a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute in 2021.


Dan holds a BA (Hons) in Music and is currently studying for his MA in Arts, Business and Creativity from Newcastle University whilst working at Ethical Partnership.  Dan started with us as a Communications and Marketing Intern and has since moved towards more creative media production alongside the communications aspect of the role.  He also helps manage our digital and social media.


Becky holds an MA in Heritage and Design from the University of Birmingham.  She works with clients to successfully deliver all aspects of heritage, infrastructure and planning. In addition, she has a specialist skillset in economics, funding and financing of urban projects.


Alan works with us as a pollution and waste management advisor.  He has over 40 years worth of  experience in various technical roles including: management of waste management facilities, water treatment, pharmaceuticals and laboratory services.  


Tom is our access specialist and has been involved in auditing and designing ‘inclusive’  environments to ensure spaces and places comply with  The Equality Act 2010 – from hotels to housing, from car parks to castles, museums to mines, shops, churches, offices, museums, galleries, schools, colleges and country parks.


There are opportunities to work with us. If you are interested, please contact us.