Annie Hampson

Former Chief Planning Officer

City of London Corporation

Annie Hampson is a Chartered Town Planner who prior to March 2020 was the Chief Planning Officer at the City of London Corporation. She was involved for 30 years in the City’s evolution in providing modern, innovative and effective buildings whilst safeguarding the City’s historic character and enhancing its street scene.

She has over 40 years’ experience at a senior level of Planning Authorities within London providing her with in depth planning knowledge. She has been involved in a great range of development schemes, including major projects such as the City’s eastern cluster and infrastructure schemes including the Millennium Bridge and in repurposing and refurbishing a great many listed buildings of different scales and times.

She is an International Property Award judge, has given a wide range of talks and presentations and has experience of negotiation, influencing and decision making. She continues to be actively involved in Planning.

She is the Chairman of the London Diocesan Advisory Committee which has responsibility for over 600 Church buildings, many of which are listed and where Access and new needs lead to proposals for change.

Annie is a Trustee of the Theatres Trust, the National Public body for Theatres, who are statutory consultees on planning applications affecting theatre related spaces and advise on planning policy.

She was awarded an OBE in 2018 for her services to Planning in London.