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RIBA names new chief executive

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The Royal Institute of British Architects has appointed Harry Rich as its new chief executive.

The Royal Institute of British Architects has appointed Harry Rich as its new chief executive.

Rich will take up his new post in October 2009 and replaces outgoing chief executive Richard Hastilow.

Hastilow will move to an ambassadorial role building working partnerships with sister institutions and industry bodies, and helping develop the RIBA’s international engagement and membership until his retirement in May 2010.

Rich joins the RIBA from Enterprise Insight, which aims to increase levels of entrepreneurship in the UK, where he has been chief executive since 2007.

He said: ‘Architecture and architects are central to shaping the world we live in. Whilst our economy and society are under pressure and changing fast the RIBA has an urgent and crucial role to play in explaining the benefits of intelligent investment in the built environment and in supporting its members through challenging times.

‘I can’t wait to work with the membership of the RIBA all over the UK and beyond, and with its elected leadership and the RIBA team to communicate the value of architecture and meet the needs of members.’

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