This week’s career moves include a new role at the RIBA and new partners at Allies and Morrison
The RIBA has announced that its director of practice Adrian Dobson, has been appointed its new executive director for members. The institute said that from 1 July 2015, Dobson would lead ‘all of the RIBA’s member-facing work’ on behalf of its 40,000 members. RIBA chief executive Harry Rich said: ‘This new role will allow us to serve our members in the UK and around the world even better. It represents a renewed and strengthened commitment to our work in the regions and nations of the UK and to our core membership, practice, education, client and international activities.’
AJ100 big-hitter Allies and Morrison has expanded its partnership by appointing nine new partners. The new partners are Alfredo Caraballo, Artur Carulla, Paul Eaton, Simon Gathercole, Miles Leigh, Helen Logan, Hendrik Heyns, Jason Syrett, and Alex Wraight. The Southwark-based practice now boasts more than 300 staff and is opening a new studio in Cambridge. In a separate development, partner and town planner Helen Hayes has resigned from Allies & Morrison after being elected as a Labour MP for the Dulwich and West Norwood constituency, a seat previously occupied by Dame Tessa Jowell.
Atkins has announced that its current chief information officer, Richard Cross, has taken on the additional role of chief digital officer to lead the development and integration of new technologies across the organization. The company is developing a series of data services that it claims will help clients save money and resources. Uwe Krueger, Atkins’ CEO said: ‘The opportunities presented by the cloud, big data, social media and consumerisation, along with digital engineering will have a fundamental impact on Atkins and our clients.’