Our structure

The President

Jane Duncan took over the two-year elected presidency from Stephen Hodder on 1 September 2015.

Jane is Director of Jane Duncan Architects (JDA), an award winning practice of 16 architects and interior designers based in Buckinghamshire. Established in 1992, Jane Duncan Architects undertakes a mixture of high-end residential, sports and leisure, commercial and community projects. These vary from sustainable contemporary to traditional and listed buildings.

Trained at the Bartlett UCL, Jane set up in practice almost immediately after qualifying. She has been RIBA's small practice champion, Vice-President of Practice and Equality and Diversity champion.

Jane lives in a hemp eco house designed for her family over 5 years ago, and has two children with husband Ian, practice manager at JDA. She is a local community revitalisation champion, mentors and gives careers guidance to local school pupils, and until recently wrote and directed pantomimes for local charities.

RIBA Ambassadors

RIBA Ambassadors have been appointed by the President to work with her to champion topics that have key significance and relevance to the profession. The Ambassadors have been selected for their experience and expertise. They will raise debates with professional and public audiences on the key issues that affect architecture and wider society.

Albena Atanassova
Vinesh Pomal
Ambassadors for Young Architects
 Stephen Hodder Ambassador for Clients 
 Virginia Newman Ambassador for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion 
 Peter Oborn Ambassador for Professional Ethics
 Flora Samuels Ambassador for Innovation 
 Dale Sinclair Ambassador for Collaboration and Technical
 Lynne Sullivan Ambassador for Climate Change 
 Elena Tsolakis Ambassador for Culture of Architecture 
 Chris Williamson Ambassador for Business Skills 

Senior Management

Group Executive 

Chief Executive: Alan Vallance 

Alan became RIBA's Chief Executive in September 2016 following his seven month tenure as Interim Chief Executive.

Trained as a chartered accountant, Alan has a background in finance, consulting, strategic planning and general management across a wide variety of roles in Europe and Australasia.

Prior to joining RIBA in September 2015 as Interim Director of Finance & Operations, Alan spent three years as Chief Operating Officer at the Law Society, the membership and regulatory body for solicitors in England and Wales.

Between 2009 and 2011 Alan was the Chief Operating Officer of the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, the national weather agency, based in Melbourne, Australia. As part of his responsibilities, Alan spent considerable time at the United Nations in Geneva participating and leading Australian Delegations at the World Meteorological Organisation.

Alan is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He obtained a BA (Hons) in Economics at the University of York.

Executive Director Finance and Operations: Clem Brohier

Executive Director Members: Adrian Dobson

Chief Executive RIBA Enterprises: Richard Waterhouse

Interim Executive Director Business Transformation: François Josserand

Interim Executive Director of Communication and Outreach: Maxine Mckenzie 

Interim Executive Director Human Resources: Unji Mathur

Senior Staff

Director of Practice: Lucy Carmichael

Director of Development: Lottie Cole

Head of External Affairs: Clare Corbett

Partnerships Director RIBA Enterprises: Steve Cross

Head of International: Marcus Deeley

Head of Venues: Stephanie Ellrott

Director of Membership: Oliver Escritt

Director of Library: Wendy Fish

Director of Education: David Gloster

Director of Nations & Regions: William Hawkins

Head of Operations, Nations & Regions: Azlina Bulmer

Commercial Director: Belinda Irlam-Mowbray

Head of Finance: Tony Phillips 

Head of Collections: Kent Rawlinson

Executive Director Corporate Social Responsibility: Elizabeth Robertson

Head of Client Services: Linda Stevens

RIBA Enterprises Director of Media: Jonathan Stock 

Regional Directors 

East Midlands: Mike Baulcombe

West Midlands: Deborah Walsh

Yorkshire: Emma England 

North East: Amanda McManus

South/South East: James Robinson

North West: Andrew Ruffler

London: Dian Small

East: Louise Todd

South West: Jon Watkins

RSAW: Mary Wrenn