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Emeritus Professor ADH Crook

Lay Member

Tenure: Temporary Appointment from 1 March 2022 to 28 February 2023


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
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
  • Reviewer – Queen’s Anniversary Prize for High Education
  • Fellow – Royal Town Planning Institute
  • Fellow – Academy of Social Sciences
  • Fellow – Royal Society of Arts
  • Member – Royal Overseas League
Business connections

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
  • Currently commission the services of an architect