Corporate information

Commissioners

There are currently 14 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

Position currently vacant

Principal Commissioners

Ms P O'Donnell BSc DipTP MRTPI
Ms M Jones BA BArch ARIBA

Senior Commissioners

Ms J de-Courcey BSc MSc LLB MRTPI
Mr A Speirs BSc MSc MRTPI
Ms R Daly BSc DipTP MSc MRTPI
Mr K Donaghey BSc MRTPI
Mrs P Boomer BSc DipTP MRTPI 

Dr D O'Neill BSc DipTP PHD MRTPI

Commissioners

Ms H Fitzsimons BSc DipTP MRTPI
Mr D Hannon BA DipTP MRTPI
Mrs B McGlinchey BSc MA MRTPI
Ms D McShane BA MTP MEPPA MRTPI
Mr M Watson BSc DipTP MRTPI

3 Vacant posts

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 2018 ~ 2021 (PDF 390 KB) and a Business Plan 2020 ~ 2021  (PDF 501 KB).

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.