Cliff Hague is a freelance consultant, researcher, author and trainer who is also a member of the Innovation Circle Network and an important idea generator for ICN and it's partners. He is the Chair of the Cockburn Association, Professor Emeritus of Planning and Spatial Development at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, a Past President of the Royal Town Planning Institute, and of the Commonwealth Association of Planners as well as a past Chair of Built Environment Forum Scotland. Cliff Hague was awarded the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) in the 2016 Birthday Honours.