Stephen Gleave

Stephen Gleave is an Honorary Visiting Professor at Liverpool University. He is award winning town planner and urban designer who has had a successful career to date working in planning consultancy and the public sector. He currently provides support to national Planning Consultancy, Turley as an Executive Director. His role is to develop the company`s place making agenda and act as adviser and partner to the UK teams and clients. He is working with the Board on the strategic development of the business.

He was a co- owner and Managing Director of a profitable multi-disciplinary AJ 100 Practice based in South Manchester for over 10 years. His work experience is throughout the UK and his contact network is considerable. As Managing Director Stephen led overall business strategy, setting targets for business performance across 6 sectors and 4 disciplines.

At its peak in 2008 the business employed in excess of 200 staff and had returned profit year on year throughout Stephen’s leadership. This continued each year through the recession to the point when the business was sold in 2012. Stephen’s role assisting the business transfer to IBI UK Ltd was successfully concluded at the start of 2015.

Stephen has a commercially driven approach to getting the very best physical environments and has long held a view that great urban design has real commercial value. Stephen has considerable experience in planning and delivering health and housing projects and all aspects of masterplanning and town centre work

Stephen has also held teaching and tutorial advisory roles in a range of academic institutions including the Universities of Liverpool; Manchester; Sheffield Hallam; Westminster and Oxford Brookes.

Currently Stephen holds a Director (Consultant) appointment with national planning practice Turley, and as a Non- Executive Director with Green Project Management, a sustainability and project management practice

Finally, Stephen is a long standing and respected member of the Royal Town Planning Institute. He was chair of their Urban Design Network and responsible for the annual housing design CPD for many years. In 2012 Stephen received the NW Town Planning Leadership Award.