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​RIBA Board and committees

RIBA Board

Following constitutional changes which came into effect in March 2020, a new RIBA Board has been created. It is responsible for the management of the RIBA’s business and Board members are the Trustees of the RIBA as a charity. It oversees the RIBA’s standing committees, with the exception of the Standards Committee, which reports to the council.

RIBA Board members and Trustees

  • Simon Allford (President)
  • Joanna Bacon (Culture and Events)
  • Nik Benford (Digital)
  • Sarah Boon (Communications)
  • Simone de Gale (Honorary Treasurer)
  • Graham Devine (Honorary Secretary)
  • Jennifer Dixon (Membership Engagement)
  • Murray Orr (Business and Enterprise)
  • Jack Pringle (Chair)
  • Sumita Singha (Education)
  • MaryAnne Stevens (Heritage)
  • Marjorie Strachan (Organisational Change)

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There are four standing committees. All standing committees report to the RIBA Board, with the exception of the Standards Committee which reports to the council. The Audit Committee and the Nominations Committee each report to both the board and the council.

Standing committees

Audit [& Risk] Committee

Committee of the Board

  • Mark Jarvis (lay Chair)
  • Noeline Sanders (lay member)
  • Trustee member - vacant
  • Mark Benzie (Council member)

Nominations Committee

Committee of Council, reporting to council and board

  • Graham Devine (Council member)
  • Simon Allford (President)
  • Jason Lebidineuse (Chartered member)
  • Jack Pringle (Chair of Board)
  • MaryAnne Stevens (Board member)

Remunerations Committee

Committee of the Board

  • Joanna Bacon (RIBA Board member)
  • Harry Hayer (independent)
  • Jack Pringle (interim Chair)
  • Marjorie Strachan (RIBA Board member)
  • Catherine Ward (independent)

Standards Committee

Committee of Council

  • Simon Barnes (lay member)
  • Tim Clark
  • Tzena James
  • Susan Lindsey
  • Chithra Marsh
  • Barrie Neal (lay member)
  • Roger Shrimplin (Vice Chair)
  • Jonathan Rees (lay Chair)
  • Ian Standen
  • Elizabeth Thornhill (lay member)

New Board Committees

Following constitutional changes in March 2020, the committee structure has been reviewed.

RIBA is now recruiting to four new Board Committees as follows:

  • Cultural Knowledge & Outreach Committee
  • Education Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Practice & Policy Committee

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