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​RIBA Council

Elected by RIBA Members, RIBA Council acts as the representative body for the membership. Chaired by the RIBA 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.

Find out more about RIBA Elections for 2024.

RIBA Council Members 2023-24

President: Muyiwa Oki 23-25

  • Funmbi Adeagbo (London) 23-26
  • Maryam Al-Irhayim (Student) 22-25
  • Simon Allford (Immediate Past President) 23-24
  • Philip Allsopp (The Americas) 23-26
  • Zafir Ameen (Student) 22-25
  • Karen Anderson (RIBA Scotland North) 22-25
  • Jo Bacon (Council) 21-24
  • Julian Baker (North West) 21-24
  • Duncan Baker-Brown (South East) 23-26
  • Tom Bell (Wessex) 23-26
  • Dan Benham (RSAW President) 23-25
  • Mark Benzie (South) 22-25
  • Philippa Birch-Wood (West Midlands) 23-26
  • Graham Boyce (Yorkshire) 21-24
  • Niralee Casson (London) 23-26
  • Nenpin Dimka (Associate) 23-26
  • Jennifer Dixon (Council) 23-26
  • Graeme Dodd (North East) 21-24
  • Calum Duncan (Scotland South) 23-26
  • Tom Foggin (VP Membership) 23-25
  • Richard Hanley Timmins (South East) 23-26
  • Mark Harris (Middle East and Africa) 23-26
  • Mina Hasman (Council) 22-25
  • Jon Greenfield (East) 22-25
  • Greta Jonsson (London) 23-26
  • Félicie Krikler (London) 23-26
  • Waldemar Koehler (Europe ex UK) 23-26
  • Chithra Marsh (North West) 21-24
  • Paul MacMahon (Associate) 23-26
  • Paul McAlister (RSUA President) 22-24
  • Joan McCoy (RSUA) 22-25
  • Alfred Munkenbeck (Council) 22-25
  • Timothy Onyenobi (Council) 23-26
  • Femi Oresanya (London) 23-26
  • Jack Pringle (London) 23-26
  • Roger Shrimplin (East) 22-25
  • Sumita Singha (Council) 21-24
  • Chris Stewart (RIAS President) 22-24
  • Ryan Stuckey (RSAW) 21-24
  • Ruffina Thilakaratne (Asia & Australasia) 23-26
  • Warren Whyte (South) 22-25

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

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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

  • Muyiwa Oki – RIBA President
  • Jason Lebidineuse – RIBA Member
  • Jack Pringle – RIBA Board Chair
  • MaryAnne Stevens – RIBA Board Member

Standards Committee

Committee of Council

  • Jonathan Rees - Committee Chair, non-RIBA Member, subject matter expert
  • Roger Shrimplin - Committee Vice-Chair, RIBA Chartered Member
  • Susan Lindsey - RIBA Chartered Member
  • Barrie Neal - Non-RIBA Member, subject matter expert
  • Roger Perrott - RIBA Chartered Member
  • Liz Thornhill - Non-RIBA Member, subject matter expert
  • Carol Westrop - Non-RIBA Member, subject matter expert
  • Sui-Te Wu - RIBA Chartered Member

Vacancy: RIBA Chartered Member

RIBA Standards Committee Annual Report

Nations & Regions Committee

Committee of Council

  • All Regional Chairs, England:
    • Damion Burrows - Regional Chair, London
    • Jerene Irwin - Regional Chair, East
    • Jonathan Fox - Regional Chair, South-East
    • Mark Shipton - Regional Chair, South
    • James Frith - Regional Chair, East Midlands
    • Philip Twiss - Regional Chair & Council Member, West Midlands
    • Richard Wooldridge - Regional Chair, North West
    • Ben Pipkin - Regional Chair, Yorkshire
    • Sarah Lee - Regional Chair, South West
    • Tom Bell - Regional Chair, Wessex
    • Grace Choi - Regional Chair, North East
  • RSAW President (or nominee from the RSAW Council) - Dan Benham, 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:
    • Mark Harris - Council Member, Middle East & Africa
    • Phil Allsopp - Council Member, Americas
    • Ruffina Thilakaratne - Council Member, Asia & Australasia
    • Waldemar Koehler - Council Member, Europe, excluding UK
  • Vice President Membership - Tom Foggin

The 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.

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