Rosemarie MacQueen is strategic director for the built environment for Westminster City Council in London.
Her departmental portfolio is one of the largest and busiest in the United Kingdom. In her role, she is responsible for planning, development, and transportation policy; economic development and regeneration; urban design and conservation; public realm improvement as well as development management; planning enforcement; and building control.
MacQueen has advised the UK’s central government and other agencies on behalf of Westminster City Council via her membership in many stakeholder groups and working parties, and also in select committees of Parliament. She lectures on a wide variety of planning, regeneration, and design topics at conferences and at academic institutions, and is an external examiner on postgraduate courses.
She is a member of a number of professional bodies. She has been a committee member for the UK’s Institute of Historic Building Conservation and chair of the London Region, a member of the UK’s Royal Town Planning Institute’s Built Environment panel, and
a member of the UK’s Planning Officers Society’s Development Management Panel and also of its Design and Delivery panel. She
is a member of the Westminster Abbey Fabric Commission.