Ian Green – Chairman

Ian took over from Peter Thompson in March 2017

12 March 2017

Ian Green is an almost-retired urban and regional development planner. After qualifying, he spent several years working as a planner in English local and national government before embarking on an international career.

Through his company Ian advises central and local governments, private developers and communities in 16 countries mostly in the Asia-Pacific region. His work focusses on urban and rural development, transport planning, strengthening urban and regional management, and programmes to reduce rural poverty. He sees this work as peculiarly relevant to the challenges facing Oxford and Oxfordshire.

Ian has been an Oxford home-owner for 45 years, and one of his two children lives in Oxford with her own family. A long-time member of the Civic Society, Ian joined the Executive Committee in 2014. He has been particularly active in the Oxfordshire Futures and Oxford Central West Groups as well as contributing to the Programme and Transport Groups.

Ian is also on the national committee of the Alliance of Historic Cathedral Cities and Towns where he works with other Civic Societies to help historic towns find a balance between conservation and realising their economic potential.