Mark Johnson

Managing Director

Mark Johnson, BSc, MRTPI, MRICS, has over 20 years experience in the Town Planning and Development sector. Prior to taking Johnson Mowat forward as Managing Partner he was Managing Director at Johnson Brook and Head of Planning at Dacres Commercial. Other roles have included North of England Policy Manager for the Home Builders Federation and Area Planning Manager with UK Coal.
He has extensive experience of project managing major house building, mixed use, leisure and environmental projects and has worked with all of the volume house builders, strategic land and property developers. In more recent years he has established a role and reputation as an expert witness for Planning Appeals with a 90% plus success rate
Email: mark@johnsonmowat.co.uk
Phone: 0113 887 0120

Richard Mowat


Richard Mowat MA (TOWN PLANNING), MRTPI, has 15 years experience in the public and private sectors. He has worked for various planning authorities in the North of England in environmental and planning roles followed by senior planning consultant roles with RPS, Dacres Commercial and latterly Johnson Brook.
His experience covers a range of environmental impact assessment work and the project management of energy from waste and coal-bed methane applications. In recent years his area of expertise has been focused in residential and mixed use applications with a growing portfolio of 5 Year Land Supply work.
Email: richard@johnsonmowat.co.uk
Phone: 0113 887 0120

Hamish Robertshaw


Hamish Robertshaw MRTPI DipTP. Hamish has over 15 years town planning experience in the private sector for DTZ/Cushman & Wakefield in London and Leeds before joining Johnson Mowat in November 2017. Hamish has developed a specialism in promoting and delivering development in the employment/commercial sector but has also acted extensively in the residential, health, education, town centre and institutional sectors. Hamish’s role includes project strategy and management; preparation of planning applications including EIA; submission of representations; consultation and negotiation..
Email: hamish@johnsonmowat.co.uk
Phone: 0113 887 0120

Mike Bottomley

Heritage Consultant

Mike Bottomley BA (TOWN PLANNING), MSc (URBAN CONSERVATION), MRTPI, has over 18 years town planning and heritage experience covering local government and the private sector. His specialist heritage experience covers historic buildings, area conservation, regeneration and historic estates. He has also carried out extensive planning work for NHS Trusts
Email: mike@johnsonmowat.co.uk
Phone: 0113 887 0120

Gen Kenington

Associate Director

Gen has 13 years experience covering the public and private sectors. Following planning posts at Rother District Council and the Environment Agency she moved into the private sector working for Walker Morris solicitors and then as assistant to Mark Johnson at the Home Builders Federation before following his lead into Dacres Commercial as a senior planner and with Johnson Brook. She has extensive experience of development plan and planning application submissions.
Email: gen@johnsonmowat.co.uk
Phone: 0113 887 0120

Sam Ruthven

Graduate Planner

Following his graduation Sam re-joined the team at Johnson Mowat as a Graduate Planner, having previously worked with us on a year's work placement in 2018. Having achieved his Master of Planning (MPlan) at Newcastle University (accredited by the RTPI and RICS) and achieved Certificate in Planning Practice in 2019. He is now a licentiate member of the RTPI and working towards full membership. Email: sam@johnsonmowat.co.uk
Phone: 0113 887 0120

Jennie Hanbidge

Senior Planner

Jennie Hanbidge BA (Mgt ), MA (TOWN PLANNING), MRTPI, was initially assistant to the recently retired Clive Brook of Johnson Brook but decided to embark on a planning career with a course at Leeds Metropolitan University. Graduating in 2010 and becoming a chartered town planner in 2012. She has developed a good working knowledge of the planning process on all types of applications and appeals and maintains close contact with clients, client project teams and local authority staff.
Email: jennie@johnsonmowat.co.uk
Phone: 0113 887 0120

Becky Lomas


Becky Lomas MTCP (TOWN PLANNING), MRTPI joined the team after graduating from the University of Manchester in July 2013 with a Masters in Town and Country Planning and qualified as a Chartered Town Planner in 2015.
Her roles and responsibilities include Five Year Land Supply works, planning applications, submitting representations, monitoring Local Plan documents, facilitating consultations as well as supporting the team.
Email: beckyl@johnsonmowat.co.uk
Phone: 0113 887 0120

Julie Johnson

Office Manager

Julie deals with all our HR, Finance and facilities management matters and assists the team on projects and any other issues sent her way.
Email: julie@johnsonmowat.co.uk
Phone: 0113 887 0120