Sara Drake, Chief Executive

Sara Drake joined APM as Chief Executive in February 2015. Sara was previously managing director of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), a Chartered body and the largest planning institute in Europe with 23,000 members. At RTPI Sara took responsibility for strengthening and developing support for the town planning profession and its relationship with stakeholders to ensure it made an effective contribution to government policy. She also took responsibility for developing membership services and non-subscription revenue streams.

Sara has previously held managing director roles at the Home Builders Federation and the Trademark Owners Association as well as director roles at Thames Television and Penguin Books. She holds an MA Hons in Law from Newham College, Cambridge.

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