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Emeritus Professor ADH Crook

Lay Member

Tenure: 1 March 2019 – 28 February 2022


Tony holds a number of governance positions including roles as Chair for The Conservation Volunteers, the Construction Industry Council’s Housing Panel, Rotherham council governance review and Shelter Trustee Board. He is also former Pro-Vice Chancellor and Emeritus Professor of Town & Regional Planning of The University of Sheffield.

In addition, Tony is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Trustee Board, director of the Kensington & Chelsea TMO Ltd and a member of Lloyds Banking Group and Northern England housing commissions. He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and appointed CBE in the 2014 New Year Honours. He won the RTPI Research Excellence Award in 2016l for his latest book.

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
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 – RTPI, Board of Trustees
  • Member – RTPI, Membership & Ethics Committee
  • Member – RTPI, Nominations Committee
  • Member – RTPI, Partnership & Accreditation Panel
  • Public Orator – University of Sheffield
  • Reviewer – Queen’s Anniversary Prize for High Education
  • Vice Chair – University of Newcastle/RTPI, Partnership Board

Business connections

Personal connections

Political or campaign activity
  • RTPI jointly engages with others to promote the disciplines/professions in the Built Environment
  • Elder daughter is an architect
  • Currently commission the services of an architect

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