Chris McGarry has been appointed for a 5 year term as Deputy Chairperson from 1 February 2024 to 31 January 2029. He is a member and former Chairperson of the Royal Town Planning Institute and a member of the Irish Planning Institute. He has a Bachelor of Science (Hons) Degree in Environmental Planning, a Post Graduate Diploma in Town and Country Planning and a Diploma in Environmental Impact Assessment Management, and has over 32 years professional planning experience in Ireland. Previous roles include: Head of Planning at the National Asset Management Agency, Head of Planning at Glenveagh Properties Plc, along with roles in planning consultancy. Chris has also occasionally lectured on planning law for the NUI Certificate in Architectural Professional Practice and Practical Experience. He has also served as a former Board member and Vice-Chair of Clúid Housing Association.