Profile of a Fellow: Keith Rowe
In the past seven years, Keith has served as Chair of the Professional Practice Committee, Honorary Secretary and Trustee. During this period, the Institute has had to overcome major economic and organisational hurdles.
“My time as Honorary Secretary of the LI was very interesting and challenging,” says Keith. “The Institute was going through a lot of change and I was there working with two different presidents and two chief executives. The show had to continue and my role was to make sure that everything proceeded smoothly. I hope I contributed sufficiently at that time.”
Fellowship and Academic Fellowship of the LI are conferred on senior members of the professional and academic communities, recognising their talent, expertise and outstanding contribution to the profession.
Recently elected Fellows include Paul Best, Irene Shaw and Bob Branson. Eckart Lange became the LI’s first Academic Fellow in 2011 and former director of CABE Space Sarah Gaventa recently became an Honorary Fellow.
“I am absolutely delighted,” says Keith. “It’s really nice that the contribution I’ve made to the Landscape Institute has been officially recognised beyond the team that I was working with.”
Keith was a critical player in the development of the new LI Charter, By-laws and associated governance procedures. He also reviewed the Code of Professional Conduct and Disciplinary Regulations and formulated the Institute’s response to the European Landscape Convention.
Now Head of Landscape at Parsons Brinckerhoff, Keith’s professional career has incorporated spells working for ADAS Environment Group and the National Trust. His consultancy work has shaped public policy regarding the impact of roads on the landscape, the future of heritage landscapes such as Stonehenge and the North Wessex Downs, and how protected landscapes can respond to climate change.
While working on a number of major projects for Parsons Brinckerhoff, Keith is excited about maintaining his involvement at the LI. “I very much look forward to contributing as much as possible and being an ambassador for the organisation. It is very relevant today and will be for years to come.”
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