About Us

Meet the Team

PlaceShapers has been described as a ‘lean giant.’ We are a tiny core team of four supported by an enthusiastic and involved board. Run by members for members we also benefit from the assistance of specialist networks within the network. We put place-shaping at the heart of decision-making to improve lives and communities.


Catherine Ryder
(Chief Executive)


Joanna Charlton
(Communications Lead)


Charlotte Kay
(Business and Member Support Manager)