Corporate information

Commissioners

There are currently 17 Commissioners who are members of both the Planning Appeals Commission and Water Appeals Commission.

Position Name

Chief Commissioner

Miss Andrea Kells BA MSc LLB MRTPI

Deputy Chief Commissioner

Ms P O'Donnell BSc DipTP MRTPIMs

Principal Commissioners

Ms R Daly BSc DipTP MSc MRTPI

Ms H Fitzsimons BSc DipTP MRTPI 

Senior Commissioners

Ms J de-Courcey BSc MSc LLB MRTPI

Mr A Speirs BSc MSc MRTPI

Ms M Jones BA BArch ARIBA

Mr K Donaghey BSc MRTPI

Mrs P Boomer BSc DipTP MRTPI

Dr D O'Neill BSc DipTP PHD MRTPI

Ms J McParland BSc MRTPI

Ms C McDonagh BSc DipTP MRTPI

Ms L Roddy BSc (Hons) MSc MRPTI MIPI PIEMA

Commissioners

Mr D Hannon BA DipTP MRTPI

Ms D McShane BA MTP MEPPA MRTPI

Mr M Watson BSc DipTP MRTPI

Mr G Kerr BSc MSc MRTPI

Ms B Stevenson BSc MSc MRTPI

Mr K Gillespie  BA(Hons), BPl, MLegSc, MRTPI

Membership of WAC

All Commissioners

Publications

Each year the Chief Commissioner publishes an Annual Report (PDF 1.0 MB) on the work of the Commission. This Report sets out the background to the Commission, casework statistics and information on performance measures/targets.  

The Commission also produces a Corporate Plan 2021-2024 (PDF 528 KB) which includes the Business Plan 2021-22. 

The Corporate Plan analyses workload patterns and predicts future workload and resource requirements over a three year period. The Business Plan sets out the Commission’s objectives and performance standards for the current financial year.

Other publications include Data Protection and Freedom of Information in the Planning and Water Appeals Commission (PDF 26 KB) and Criteria for Allocation and Recovery of Decision Making on Appeals (Word 795 KB).  Other relevant documents are posted on the website as they become available.

Commission Meetings

Minutes of Commission meetings where decisions are made by a panel of Commissioners are available on the website from 2010 to the current year.