strategic operational leadership for nearly 600
case officers, planning and environmental officers and planning inspectors across England handling nationally significant
infrastructure projects, planning appeals, development plans and other specialist
He is leading improvements to operational performance, development of a new web service and work with the Welsh Government to establish an independent Planning Inspectorate for Wales.
Graham previously worked in planning at councils for 20 years culminating in being Director of Planning at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Graham is a Chartered Fellow of the Royal Town Planning Institute. He chaired RTPI South East from 2005-2007 and was a charitable trustee of RTPI from 2011-2019, chairing its Board of Trustees 2017-2019.