David Lock CBE MRTPI is Strategic Planning Adviser at David Lock Associates Limited (planners and urban designers in Milton Keynes and Melbourne, Australia), a consultancy he founded in 1988 and of which he was Chairman until 2013. He is Chairman of DLA Architects Practice Limited. He was Chief Planning Adviser (half time) to the Department of the Environment from 1994 to 1997; and a Visiting Professor at the University of Central England then Reading. He was a Trustee, then Chairman, and is now a Vice President of the Town and Country Planning Association. David is also President of the environmental education charity, City Discovery, in his home city of Milton Keynes. He was appointed CBE in the 2007 for services to town and country planning. David is a Non-Executive Board Member of Ebbsfleet Development Corporation in North Kent, and Chair of its Planning Committee.