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Elections to RIBA Council 2019

RIBA Council Elections 2019

RIBA statement

We would like to thank all the candidates who put themselves forward for a seat on the RIBA Council, and their nominators for supporting them.

This has been a record year in Student and Chartered Member uptake for the seats available in those respective contests, demonstrating an increased engagement and ambition across our membership.

We wish them all luck as voting opens on 18 June 2019.

Results of Nominations

Vice President Membership

There are three candidates to the role of Vice President Membership, therefore an election will be held amongst the representatives of the RIBA Regions and Branches in the United Kingdom.

Candidates

  • Gerard Bareham
  • Nadi Jahangiri
  • Valeria Passetti

Nationally Elected, two seats

The successful candidates to serve on the RIBA Council for a three-year term beginning on 1 September 2019.

There are eighteen candidates for two available seats, therefore these seats will be elected by ballot.

Candidates

  • Abu Siddiki
  • Albena Atanassova
  • Alfred Munkenbeck
  • Benjamin Powell
  • Bruce Buckland
  • Danni Kerr
  • Femi Oresanya
  • Gudjon Thor Erlendsson
  • Harriet Harriss
  • Ian Purser
  • Layton Reid
  • Maria Smith
  • Mark Percival
  • Mark Andrew Kelly
  • Randa Hanna
  • Robert Wilson
  • Timothy Onyenobi
  • Vinesh Pomal

Regionally Elected, eight seats

The successful candidates to serve on the RIBA Council for a three-year term beginning on 1 September 2019 as Regionally Elected members.

RIAS North, one seat

  • Fraser Middleton has been elected unopposed

RSUA, one seat

  • Jane Larmour has been elected unopposed

East, two seats

  • Andrew Claiborne has been elected unopposed
  • Jonathan Greenfield has been elected unopposed

South, two seats

  • Mark Benzie has been elected unopposed
  • Mark Shipton has been elected unopposed

South East, two seats

  • The seats remain vacant

Student Members, two seats

The successful candidates to serve on the RIBA Council for a term of up to three years, beginning on 1 September 2019.

There are ten candidates for two available seats, therefore these seats will be elected by ballot.

Candidates

  • Bailey Rawson-Spink
  • Eve Wilkinson-Bell
  • Maryam Al-Irhayim
  • Niall Patrick Walsh
  • Scott McAulay
  • Sinead Hay
  • Suleiman Al-Sadi
  • Tazeen Raza
  • Victoria Adegoke
  • Zeid Truscott

Associate Members, one seat

  • Lewis North has been elected unopposed

What happens next?

Voting opens on 18 June at 9am and remains open until 23 July at 5pm. The candidates’ statements and voting information will be sent directly by the Electoral Reform Services when ballots open.

The RIBA Council is formed of members for members. This is your opportunity to take an active role and contribute to the future of your Institute. Be Represented by choosing to vote in the elections.

The RIBA is governed by the RIBA Council, elected from among the RIBA membership, the majority of whom are chartered architects.

Council passes down detailed responsibility to the RIBA Board and main committees. Chaired by the President, Council meets four times annually and is ultimately responsible for the conduct and development of the Institute.

Members of Council are Charity Trustees of the RIBA. Please consult the Guidance Note for Charity Trustees.

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