​RIBA Council

Elected by RIBA Members, Council acts as the representative body for the membership. Chaired by the President, it meets four times annually and is responsible for collecting insight from the profession to guide the strategic direction of the organisation. It appoints the RIBA Board of Trustees, the majority of whom are Council Members, including the RIBA President.

An informal account of its most recent discussions and decisions can be read in the Council Courier.

RIBA Council Members 2022-23

President: Simon Allford 21-23

  • David Adjei (London) 20-23
  • Sarah Akigbogun (London) 20-23
  • Maryam Al-Irhayim (Student) 22-25
  • Zafir Ameen (Student) 22-25
  • Karen Anderson (RIBA Scotland North) 22-25
  • Alice Asafu-Adjaye (Middle East and Africa) 20-23
  • Jo Bacon (National) 21-24
  • Julian Baker (North West) 21-24
  • Duncan Baker-Brown (South East) 20-23
  • Mark Benzie (South) 22-25
  • Graham Boyce (Yorkshire) 21-24
  • Yuli Cadney-Toh (Wessex) 21-24
  • Tim Clark (Europe) 20-23
  • Angela Dapper (London) 20-23
  • Catherine Davis (Americas) 20-23
  • Graham Devine (South West) 20-23
  • Jennifer Dixon (National) 20-23
  • Graeme Dodd (North East) 21-24
  • Tom Foggin (VP Membership) 21-23
  • Simone de Gale (National) 20-23
  • Mina Hasman (Council) 22-25
  • Jon Greenfield (East) 22-25
  • Chithra Marsh (North West) 21-24
  • Paul McAlister (RSUA President) 22-24
  • Joan McCoy (RSUA) 22-25
  • Alfred Munkenbeck (Council) 22-25
  • Muyiwa Oki (President Elect) 22-23
  • Femi Oresanya (London) 20-23
  • Jack Pringle (London) 20-23
  • Roger Shrimplin (East) 22-25
  • Sumita Singha (National) 21-24
  • Danka Stefan (South East) 20-23
  • Chris Stewart (RIAS President) 22-24
  • Ryan Stuckey (RSAW) 21-24
  • Gavin Traylor (RSAW President) 21-23
  • Philip Twiss (West Midlands) 20-23
  • Ken Wai (Asia and Australasia) 20-23
  • Anna Webster (London) 20-23
  • Warren Whyte (South) 22-25

A By-Election is being held for The RIBA Scotland South seat. Information can be found on this page.  

There are currently two Associate seats and one East Midlands seat vacant. Information on how to request a by-election can be found in the Election Rules.

Read the Council Member Code of Conduct.

RIBA Council Committees

RIBA Council has three Committees: Nominations, Standards and Nations & Regions Council Committee . While primarily a Board Committee, the Audit [& Risk] Committee also reports to Council.

Nominations Committee (composition under review)

Committee of Council, reporting to Council and Board

  • Simon Allford – RIBA President
  • Graham Devine – Honorary Secretary & RIBA Council Member
  • Jason Lebidineuse – RIBA Member
  • Jack Pringle – RIBA Board Chair
  • MaryAnne Stevens – RIBA Board Member

Standards Committee (composition under review)

Committee of Council

  • Tim Clark
  • Tzena James
  • Susan Lindsey
  • Barrie Neal (Lay)
  • Jonathan Rees (Lay Chair)
  • Roger Shrimplin (Vice Chair)
  • Ian Standen
  • Elizabeth Thornhill (Lay)

RIBA Standards Committee Annual Report

Nations & Regions Committee

Committee of Council

  • All Regional Chairs, England (to be updated following 2022 autumn elections):
    • David Patterson, Regional Chair, London
    • Jerene Irwin, Regional Chair, East
    • Jonathan Fox, Regional Chair, South-East
    • Mark Shipton, Regional Chair, South
    • Nils Feldmann, Regional Co-Chair, East Midlands
    • Philip Twiss, Regional Chair & Council Member, West Midlands
    • Richard Wooldridge, Regional Chair, North-West
    • Dan Brown, Regional Chair, Yorkshire
    • Sarah Lee, Regional Chair, South-West
    • Tom Bell, Regional Chair, Wessex
    • Will Mawson, Regional Chair, North-East
  • RSAW President (or nominee from the RSAW Council) – Gavin Traylor, RSAW President
  • RSUA President (or nominee from the RSUA Council who’s also a RIBA Member) – Paul McAlister, RSUA President
  • RIAS President (or nominee from RIAS Council who’s also a RIBA Member) – Chris Stewart, RIAS President
  • All international Council Members elected from among and by the Chartered Members within the relevant International Region:
    • Alice Asafu-Adaye, Council Member, Middle East & Africa
    • Catherine Davis, Council Member, Americas
    • Ken Wai, Council Member, Asia & Australasia
    • Tim Clark, Council Member, Europe
  • Vice President Membership – Tom Foggin

The current Chair of the Committee is the Vice President Membership.

RIBA Council Task and Finish Groups

On 30 September 2021, the RIBA Council decided to create a number of Task and Finish Groups to support it in its role of giving strategic advice and guidance to the Board. To make the research/report cycle manageable, these Task and Finish Groups have a specific brief from Council and report back to Council after a period of around three months. Further details can be found on our RIBA Task and Finish Groups page. Further details can be found on our RIBA Task and Finish Groups page.

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