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Emeritus Professor ADH Crook

Emeritus Professor ADH Crook

Lay Member

Board Member
Tenure: Appointment from 1 March 2022 to 28 Feb 2026

Tony holds a number of governance positions including roles as Chair for The Conservation Volunteers, of the Construction Industry Council’s Housing Panel, Council member of the national Academy of Social Sciences, Director of the Kensington & Chelsea TMO Ltd Residuary Board, and a  member, of the Planning Policy & Research Committee, Royal Town Planning Institute: . He is also former Pro-Vice Chancellor and currently Emeritus Professor of Town & Regional Planning of The University of Sheffield.

In addition, Tony was a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Trustee Board;  deputy Chair of the Orbit Housing Group; chaired the Rotherham council governance review  and the Shelter Trustee Board and was a member of Lloyds Banking Group and Northern England housing commissions. He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2004 and appointed CBE in the 2014 New Year Honours. He won the RTPI Research Excellence Award in 2016 for his latest book and the Sir Peter Hall award for research engagement in 2020.

Declaration of Interests

Paid employment
Advisor – Orbit Housing Group Ltd
Member – Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Peer Review College
Member – Kensington & Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation Ltd, Board
Research Consultancies – ad hoc / various, most recently OECD and Scottish Government
The Universities of Liverpool, London School of Economics and The University of Sheffield

Unpaid work
Chair – Conservation Volunteers, Board of Trustees
Chair – Construction Industry Council, Housing Panel
Chair – University of Cardiff/RTPI, Partnership Board
Emeritus Professor of Town & Regional Planning – University of Sheffield
Member – National Academy of Social Sciences, Council
Member – Royal Town Planning Institute Planning Policy & Research Committee
Member – RTPI, Partnership & Accreditation Panel
Member – Construction Leadership Council Housing Recovery Task Force and Chair of Planning Panel
Public Orator – University of Sheffield

Memberships
Fellow – Royal Town Planning Institute
Fellow – Academy of Social Sciences
Fellow – Royal Society of Arts
Member – Royal Overseas League
Co convenor – Chartered Planner in Academic Practice Group (CPiAP)
Councillor (Independent) – Curbar Parish Council

Business connections
Fellow – Royal Society of Arts
Country member – Royal Overseas League

Personal connections
Elder daughter is a registered architect and works at a prescribed School of Architecture (The University of Sheffield)
Younger daughter is a chartered Planner and works at the Faculty of the Built environment at the University of the West of England which has a prescribed School of Architecture

Political or campaign activity
RTPI jointly engages with others to promote the disciplines/professions in the Built Environment

Other
Currently commission the services of an architect

Emeritus Professor ADH Crook

Lay Member

Board Member
Tenure: Appointment from 1 March 2022 to 28 Feb 2026

Tony holds a number of governance positions including roles as Chair for The Conservation Volunteers, of the Construction Industry Council’s Housing Panel, Council member of the national Academy of Social Sciences, Director of the Kensington & Chelsea TMO Ltd Residuary Board, and a  member, of the Planning Policy & Research Committee, Royal Town Planning Institute: . He is also former Pro-Vice Chancellor and currently Emeritus Professor of Town & Regional Planning of The University of Sheffield.

In addition, Tony was a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Trustee Board;  deputy Chair of the Orbit Housing Group; chaired the Rotherham council governance review  and the Shelter Trustee Board and was a member of Lloyds Banking Group and Northern England housing commissions. He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2004 and appointed CBE in the 2014 New Year Honours. He won the RTPI Research Excellence Award in 2016 for his latest book and the Sir Peter Hall award for research engagement in 2020.

Declaration of Interests

Paid employment
Advisor – Orbit Housing Group Ltd
Member – Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Peer Review College
Member – Kensington & Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation Ltd, Board
Research Consultancies – ad hoc / various, most recently OECD and Scottish Government
The Universities of Liverpool, London School of Economics and The University of Sheffield

Unpaid work
Chair – Conservation Volunteers, Board of Trustees
Chair – Construction Industry Council, Housing Panel
Chair – University of Cardiff/RTPI, Partnership Board
Emeritus Professor of Town & Regional Planning – University of Sheffield
Member – National Academy of Social Sciences, Council
Member – Royal Town Planning Institute Planning Policy & Research Committee
Member – RTPI, Partnership & Accreditation Panel
Member – Construction Leadership Council Housing Recovery Task Force and Chair of Planning Panel
Public Orator – University of Sheffield

Memberships
Fellow – Royal Town Planning Institute
Fellow – Academy of Social Sciences
Fellow – Royal Society of Arts
Member – Royal Overseas League
Co convenor – Chartered Planner in Academic Practice Group (CPiAP)
Councillor (Independent) – Curbar Parish Council

Business connections
Fellow – Royal Society of Arts
Country member – Royal Overseas League

Personal connections
Elder daughter is a registered architect and works at a prescribed School of Architecture (The University of Sheffield)
Younger daughter is a chartered Planner and works at the Faculty of the Built environment at the University of the West of England which has a prescribed School of Architecture

Political or campaign activity
RTPI jointly engages with others to promote the disciplines/professions in the Built Environment

Other
Currently commission the services of an architect