RIBA Board

The RIBA is a registered charity. Ultimate authority is vested in an elected Council of around 60 chartered members. The Council determines major issues of policy and appoints the members of the boards and main committees. The RIBA Board assumes fiduciary responsibility for the Institute and executes its business plan. It also has oversight of the RIBA's main committees and of its commercial arm, RIBA Enterprises.

meeting dates 2014/15

4 September 2014

15 October 2014

20 November 2014

11 December 2014

26 February 2015

29 April 2015

18 June 2015


Board Members

Geoff Alsop

Geoff was until recently Managing Partner and (following incorporation) Managing Director of Buttress Fuller Alsop Williams Limited, one of Manchester’s foremost architectural practices with a wide portfolio of work across the UK and overseas. During this time, Geoff maintained his expertise in both the design of primary healthcare facilities and public and private sector housing and, in 2011, his design for The Moat House won an RIBA Regional Award.

Geoff  is currently one of Manchester City Council’s Design and Conservation Panel members and is on the Places Matter’s Steering Group. He was elected Regional Chair of RIBA North West in September 2010, having served as Treasurer for RIBA North West since 2002.  

In 2013 he became the Honorary Treasurer of the RIBA.

Roz Barr 

Roz Barr has taught at the Architectural Association, London and the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL London and is on the RIBA International Validation Panel for Education.

She has been involved in very sensitive and controversial planning debates in London and Bath as well as developing her work with stakeholder groups. She has a keen in interest in with working and developing materials and collaborating with others to broaden and expand the boundaries of projects.

In September 2013 she was elected as the RIBA's Vice-President for Education. 

Angela Brady

Angela Brady was born in Dublin and graduated from Bolton St DIT Dublin School of Architecture, after which she won a postgraduate scholarship to Denmark. She then worked with Arthur Erickson in Toronto. Qualifying as an architect in 1984, she worked for GMW and SEH before setting up her own private practice, Brady Mallalieu Architects, with her partner Robin Mallalieu in 1987.

Angela has worked in education for over a decade. She is a past RIBA validation inspector, and was an external examiner at the Mackintosh, Brighton and Dublin schools of architecture. She is a visiting critic at many universities including London Metropolitan University where she is also involved in a mentoring scheme and returners course to encourage people back into the architecture profession after a career break.

Angela has delivered architectural design workshops in schools for 12 years, inspiring students about architecture and the built environment. She has designed children's workshops with the RIBA, RIAI, Architecture Centre Network, Hackney Building Exploratory, Open City and many galleries and museums. Angela was at the inception of the RIBA's Architects for Change equality forum 11 years ago and chaired Women In Architecture (2000 - 2005). She curated the world tour of DiverseCity, which has been to 34 cities around the world promoting diversity of people in the profession, and has set up a European network of women architects.

Angela has also presented a six-part TV series for Channel 4 - 'The Home Show' - showcasing the best architecture and interiors in six cities around Europe. She also broadcast the 65-part ITV series 'Building the Dream', designing and building a contemporary sustainable house in Somerset.She has been elected to the Council of the Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland (RIAI) 12 times and chairs the RIAI London Forum. She was the RIBA's President for 2011to 2013.

Angela was a finalist in the AJ/Atkins Women of Outstanding Achievement Awards 2007. She received an Irish Post/AIB Bank Award from Irish President Mary Robinson, highlighting personal achievement in architecture. She was made a fellow of the RIAI and is a fellow of the RSA.

Angela is married to her partner Robin Mallalieu and they have two teenage children. They have lived in North London for over 25 years and enjoys relaxing by painting pictures and making fuse glass art and objects.

Anthony Clerici 

Anthony is a specialist lecturer at Birmingham School of Architecture where he is also the PSA for Year Out students. He is also a Professional Practice Professional Examiner for the RIBA and at the Bartlett School of Architecture. His practice, Clerici Design Ltd, has built upon experience in the design and procurement of Law Courts.

Formerly chair of both the Worcestershire Society of Chartered Architects and the RIBA West Midlands Region, he was also part of the team that developed the RIBA's CPD programme.Currently Anthony is a regionally-elected member of the RIBA Council and a member of the Communications Sub-committee.  

He was elected the RIBA's Vice President, Membership (Nations & Regions) in October 2012. 

Jonathan Falkingham  

Jonathan Falkingham is chief executive, joint founder and shareholder of the Urban Splash Group.  Urban Splash has an established reputation as a pioneer of urban regeneration and an advocate of modern design. Its awards include RIBA Awards for Architecture for all its major developments and, in 2002, the company became the first private property developer to receive the prestigious RIBA Client of the Year. It is currently investing over £250 million in regeneration projects across the country.

Originally from Bradford, Jonathan studied architecture at Liverpool University and left in 1989 with a first class honours degree. On graduating, he formed shedkm (as a founding director) which continues to be a vibrant and successful architects practice in Liverpool. As well as his role of chief executive at Urban Splash, Jonathan also sits on the board of Liverpool Architecture and Design Advisory Panel.

Jonathan's personal awards to date include the Ernst & Young National Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (1999) and several other Business of the Year Awards. He was awarded an MBE in 2013.

Stephen Hodder

Stephen Hodder was educated at the School of Architecture, University of Manchester, where he gained a Distinction in the Bachelor of Architecture degree. Following university he joined the Building Design Partnership in 1981 and became a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1982.

He has been in practice since 1983. Hodder + Partners has now won over 30 major awards, most notably the Royal Fine Art Commission/Sunday Times Building of the Year Award for Colne Swimming Pool in 1992, and the inaugural Stirling Prize for Architecture for the Centenary Building, University of Salford in 1996.

Stephen has written and lectured widely, has been a visiting examiner at a number of schools of architecture and was until recently the visiting professor at the Birmingham School of Architecture. He regularly acts as an assessor for architectural competitions and awards systems. He was awarded an MBE for services to architecture in the Queens Birthday Honours List in 1998. He received an honorary doctorate in 2006 from the Manchester Metropolitan University for his regional, national and international contribution to architecture and won the Roses Design Award for 'Architect of the Year' in the same year.

Stephen served as the RIBA's Vice President Membership (Nations and Regions) before becoming RIBA President on 1 September 2013. 

Peter Mathias 

Suzanne McCarthy is the UK's Immigration Services Commissioner. Prior to that appointment, she held a variety of senior postions within the public sector including Chief Executive of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme and Chief Executive of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.

In addition to being a member of RIBA's Board, Suzanne is also a member of the Board of the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals NHS Trust and on the Council of the University of London. She is also a member of the Pensions Regulator's Determinations Panel. 

With first class degrees in law from the universities of New York and Cambridge, Suzanne initially practised law and was a lecturer at Manchester University for three years. She then entered the senior civil service and gained a variety of experience including working as Private Secretary to Home Secretaries Kenneth Clarke and Michael Howard, and at HM Treasury. She numbers architecture and dance among her interests.Peter MathiasSeven main committees and a number of sub-committees develop and advise on policies and activities of the institute. All main committees report to the RIBA Board. They are chaired by the relevant vice-president.  

Roger Mosey 

Roger Mosey is Master of Selwyn College, Cambridge. Previously he worked for the BBC and was the BBC's Director, London 2012, responsible for the delivery of all the BBC's activities surrounding the Olympic Games and the major events of 2012 including sport, culture and information services.

His previous roles for the corporation have included those of Editor of Radio 4's Today programme and Controller of BBC Radio 5 Live, as well as Head of BBC Television News.

Roger studied at Bradford Grammar School and Wadham College, Oxford. His interests include football and current affairs. He is also chairman of the council at Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln, and is chairing the British Architectural Trust Board within the RIBA.

Peter Oborn

Peter is the former Deputy Chairman of Aedas Architects Ltd and has considerable experience of working internationally, particularly in the Gulf, where he has completed projects in Oman, Qatar and the UAE.

Most recently, he was Project Director responsible for the award winning Al Bahar Towers in Abu Dhabi and also for the redevelopment of Holland Park School in London. Peter was also responsible for inception of the practice’s Research & Development group, based in London, which developed specialisms in sustainability, advanced modelling and computational design. Underpinning the work of the group is a commitment to an increasingly rigorous design process, combining empirical analysis with creativity, and the R&D group has helped to drive innovation throughout the business, enabling the practice to find new ways of problem solving and design.

Peter is a National member of the RIBA Council and was elected the RIBA's Vice President International in October 2011.

Yasmin Shariff 

Yasmin Shariff trained at the Architectural Association and at the Bartlett UCL. She has worked as an architect with Populous, ACP, Pringle Brandon and Jestico & Whiles before joining her partner Dennis Sharp in private practice and the University of Westminster as a Senior Lecturer.

She has hands-on experience of delivering complex heritage and environmental projects including the transformation of the Listed Buildings at Ascot Racecourse and a major water project in Palestinian camps. She worked with a multi-academy sponsor, as Head of Design, to deliver fourteen academies across England and is a consultant to Eric Parry Architects.

Yasmin has advised several publicly-funded organisations including Transform South Yorkshire and evaluated projects for the UK Technology Strategy Board, the European Union Framework programme and the World Architecture Festival.

She currently assesses schemes for the Civic Trust and advises the Hertfordshire Design Panel. She was a non-executive director of the East of England Development Agency and has worked on the main board of several organisations including the UK Round Table for Sustainable Development, Arts Council East, Film East, First Site and the Architects Registration Board.

Yasmin is currently an elected board member of both the Architectural Association and RIBA Councils.

Dale Sinclair 

Dale studied and taught at the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow and is now a Director of Dyer, an international practice based in London. The practice works across a number of sectors including retail, workplace, healthcare and leisure and has a history of collaborative joints ventures, many international.He is currently the RIBA Vice President, Practice and Profession, a trustee of the RIBA Board, a UK board member of BuildingSMART and a member of various CIC working groups.

He has chaired the RIBA Large Practice Group for six years and was the editor of the BIM Overlay to the Outline Plan of Work 2007. In addition he is the editor of the RIBA Plan of Work 2013 and author of its supporting tools and guidance publications: the Guide to Using the RIBA Plan of Work 2013 and Assembling the Collaborative Project Team. As Dale is passionate about the delivery and design management of projects, in 2010 he authored Leading the Team: an architect’s guide to design management.

Peter Udall

Peter joined Gateshead Council in 1998 as Assistant Director in the Department of Architectural Services, becoming the Council's Head of Design in 2004.  He headed the  Major Project Team and was Client Representative and Project Manager for the Gateshead Quays, The Sage Gateshead and Baltic and the Centre for Contemporary Art. 

Peter runs a multi-disciplinary design office to deliver the Council's capital programme for design, development and construction for the Council and the Northumbria Police Authority.  

He currently serves on the RIBA Enterprises Board in his capacity as a RIBA Council member and became a trustee of the RIBA Board in 2011. 

Edward Williams

Edward Williams is an architect and runs his own practice in West London. He established Edward Williams Architects in 2011 after 20 years at Hopkins Architects where he was a partner and involved in key projects including Glyndebourne Opera House, Goodwood Racecourse, WellcomeTrust, Princeton University Chemistry Faculty Building and the Macmillan Cancer Centre at UCLH.

From 2002 to 2010 he was a board director and trustee of Bedales Schools where chaired the BUildings Sub-Committee and oversaw a major architectural competition and successful development for the school.

Edward Studied at Bedales School and Jesus College Cambridge, and then Oxford Brookes University.  His interests including sailing, gardening, avocado farming and contemporary art.  He is a member of the Worshipful Company of Skinners and of the Oxford and Cambridge Club.

Edward is the RIBA Honorary Librarian and Chair of the RIBA Library Committee.

Seven main committees and a number of sub-committees develop and advise on policies and activities of the institute. All main committees report to the RIBA Board. They are chaired by the relevant vice-president. 

The committees advise on the formulation of policy and strategy relevant for their areas, recommending priorities for the business plan and budget (both income and expenditure).

They also review the implementation of Council policies and the progress of work against agreed objectives. They appoint task groups and specialist advisers for relevant projects and subjects.

Committees and meeting dates 2014

british architectural trust board

Roger Mosey (Chair)
Stephen Hodder PRIBA (ex-officio)
Deborah Howard
Christopher Howes
Ivan Jordan
Nick Pearce
Vinesh Pomal 
Elena Tsolakis
Alex Scott-Whitby
Edward Williams
Suzi Winstanley
Gillian Wolfe 

5 February 2014
4 June 2014
2 October 2014 

education committee

Roz Barr (Chair) 
Eamonn Canniffe
Zohra Chiheb
Mary Duggan
Emily Fribbance
Kate Heron
David Howarth
Paul Jones
Holly Lewis  
David McClean
Rob Mitchell 
Satwinder Samra
James Soane 

11 February 2014
28 May 2014
1 October 2014

finance and operations committee

Geoff Alsop (Chair) 
Skip Belton
John Hickey
Charles Perrin
William Smedley
Francesca Weal 

30 January 2014
29 May 2014
25 September 2014
3 December 2014

international committee

Peter Oborn (Chair)
Dagmar Binsted
Angela Brady IPPRIBA
David Falla
James Fischer (corresponding)
John Geeson
Chris Hampson
Alia Javed
Manuel Nogueira
Sumita Sinha
Rob Smith
Pierre Wassenaar
Chris Williamson     
Nela de Zoysa (corresponding) 

28 January 2014
27 May 2014
23 September 2014

membership committee

Anthony Clerici (Chair) 
Gerard Bareham
Elspeth Clements
Alia Javed
Dominic Kramer 
Virginia Newman
Richard Steer
Fergal Walsh

29 January 2014
28 May 2014
30 September 2014

nations and regions committee

Anthony Clerici (VP Membership)
Simon Baker – Yorkshire
Dan Benham – President RSAW
Paola Boffo – London
Matt Brook – North West
Peter Buchan – North East
Jon Greenfield – East
Tim Hancock – South West
Mike Lawless – South East
Gavin Orton – West Mids
Valeria Passetti – East Mids
Mark Shipton – South
Giles Vallis – Wessex

4 February 2014
3 June 2014
1 October 2014

practice and professions committee 

Dale Sinclair (Chair)
Tim Bailey
Caroline Buckingham
Peter Caplehorn
John Cole
Hugh Feilden
Murray Fraser
John Hickey
Phil Holden
Martin Knight 
David Miller
Nigel Ostime
Ruth Reed
Alan Shingler
Andy von Bradsky
Danna Walker  

5 February 2014
4 June 2014
2 October 2014

riba enterprises board 

Clive Carr (Chairman)
Ben Beaumont
Dagmar Binsted
Andy Munro
Irena Peel
Bill Smedley
Peter Udall
Abi Van Hoorebaek
Richard Waterhouse
Richard Watson
Helen Whitfield
Paula Willmore

21 January 2014
29 April 2014
17 July 2014
23 October 2014