RSA Europe: Trustees

The General Manager of RSA Europe is Sally Hardy. RSA staff work on projects for RSA Europe, but it has its own Board of Directors and operates independently of the RSA. 


David Bailey

Chair of RSA Europe Board, Birmingham Business School, UK
Professor David Bailey is an influential business expert on economic restructuring and industrial policy and is perhaps best known for his knowledge of UK and West Midlands car manufacturing. Most recently, David has undertaken European funded research on using foreign investment to upgrade clusters and on industrial and regional policy.

Mark Tewdwr-Jones

RSA Board representative, Newcastle University, UK
Professor Mark Tewdwr-Jones is Director of Newcastle City Futures and Newcastle University’s Chair of Town Planning and one of the UK’s leading authorities on planning, land use, historic and contemporary urban change, and community participation in places. He directs Newcastle City Futures, and chairs the City Futures Development Group.

Mario Vale

Treasurer RSA Europe, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Professor Mário Vale has a Degree in Geography, a Master’s degree in Human Geography and Local and Regional Planning and a PhD Degree in Human Geography from the University of Lisbon. He holds a position as Full Professor at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon.

Sally Hardy

General Manager RSA Europe, Chief Executive Officer of the RSA
Sally Hardy began her career at the Economic and Social Research Council where she worked as a Scientific Officer in the Industry and Employment Committee dispensing funding to UK based social science academics. Sally moved to the Regional Studies Association where she has been CEO for just over 30 years.
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