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2016 RIBA Chief Executive announcement

RIBA Chief Executive announcement

22 January 2016

RIBA Chief Executive, Harry Rich, has today (22 January 2016) announced that he plans to move on from the organisation.

He says:

"I have had the privilege of being Chief Executive of this wonderful and unique organisation for six years. During that time RIBA staff and members together have delivered so much and have innovated and changed what we do and how we do it to make us fit for the future. This feels like a good moment to hand over executive leadership as we are about to embark on our next five-year strategy."

Jane Duncan, RIBA President, commented:

"Harry has worked with dedication and passion to steer the RIBA successfully through a difficult recession. After six years of significant change and innovation he has created a lasting legacy. I know we will all miss him, but the Board has accepted his resignation and I wish him all the very best for his future endeavours."

Harry will pass Chief Executive responsibilities to Alan Vallance (Interim Director of Finance & Operations) from 1 February and will be available to assist Alan during the following weeks to ensure a smooth handover.


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