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 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.
|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
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
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
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