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Key member leadership role in South West up for election

The post of Regional Chair for RIBA South West is up for election this autumn. This key member leadership role is a two year post from 1 September 2019 that leads and represents the RIBA membership across Devon and Cornwall, incorporating the RIBA Exeter, RIBA Cornwall and RIBA Plymouth branches.

28 May 2019

"Sometimes challenging, always rewarding and never dull" - John Wilde, RIBA Councillor and former RIBA South West chair

The post of Regional Chair for RIBA South West is up for election this autumn. This key member leadership role is a two year post from 1 September 2019 that leads and represents the RIBA membership across Devon and Cornwall, incorporating the RIBA Exeter, RIBA Cornwall and RIBA Plymouth branches.

The regional chair leads the RIBA South West regional council and is a member of the national RIBA Nations & Regions Committee with regional chairs from across the UK. The regional chair provides a crucial and strategic link between these two committees representing the membership of Devon and Cornwall in national dialogue and ensuring the voice of the South West’s members are heard.

The regional chair has a role to lead and drive the branch chairs and to work with the elected RIBA Council members for the South West (Devon and Cornwall).

In the second year of the regional chair’s term, a chair elect is elected to support the regional chair and take over as the next chair at the end of the two-year period. The regional chair must be an RIBA chartered member based in Devon or Cornwall and chairs three regional meetings per annum, as well as attending three to four full day meetings at Portland Place throughout the year.

Why would you do this?

  • Grow your professional recognition and leadership skills
  • Work with a committed and active team in the South West and nationally
  • Influence and work with external and internal stakeholders
  • Make a difference to your profession and Institute

Current regional chair Oswald Chung’s first term concludes on 31 August. The next term starts 1 September 2019 to 31 August 2021.

As a membership organisation, the RIBA thrives through the activity of its members and staff teams and can offer you the opportunity to grow your skills, networks, and personal development. If you are interested, please contact jon.watkins@riba.org for an informal conversation.

Find out more details about the RIBA South West regional council.

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