Stefano joined PBA in 2015 as Director of Planning, supporting PBA’s planning service in Scotland.
He is a planning graduate from Heriot-Watt University (HWU) in Edinburgh, as well as an urban design post-graduate from the University of Westminster, London. He has been a chartered town planner since 1990.
Stefano is a commercial and pragmatic development planner with a strong customer focus. He has over 28 years of experience managing multidisciplinary teams within a planning, environmental, design and engineering consultancy. Stefano has specific experience in statutory planning (including approvals and consents and expert witness), master planning and urban design, regeneration, consultation and engagement strategies and tools, EIA and development economics. He has successfully advised, negotiated and delivered complex land development, infrastructure and energy proposals of all sizes, and is currently leading multidisciplinary teams on the Cockenzie Masterplan for East Lothian Council, Scottish Government research on infrastructure funding mechanisms, planning applications for urban extensions around Scotland, and a major tourism and leisure related development in Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
In terms of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), Stefano is privileged and proud to be the RTPI Scotland President 2017. He is also a member of the RTPI General Assembly, RTPI Education and Life Long Learning (ELLC) Standing Committee, an RTPI Ambassador and Convenor of the RTPI Scottish Executive Committee (SEC). He is also an External Practitioner on the HWU Planning and Property final year degree course.