Paul Finch is the Program Director of the World Architecture Festival (WAF) as well as editorial director of the Architectural Review and Architects’ Journal. He has been heavily involved with the architectural world for forty years, he is deputy chairman of the UK Design Council and chairman of Design Council CABE. He chaired Cabe’s Olympic Design Review panel from 2006-2012. He has been joint editor of Planning in London since 1992. He received an honorary FRIBA in 1994; an honorary doctorate from the University of Westminster, 2004; and an honorary fellowship from University College London, 2006.He is an honorary fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland; an honorary member of the Royal Society of Architects in Wales; and an honorary member of the British Council for Offices. He was awarded an OBE for services to architecture in 2002.