The AJ can reveal the ten architects appointed by Jane Duncan as the RIBA’s new ambassadors
The RIBA president first announced plans for this special cabinet in an interview with the AJ in September, when she said the team would be ‘looking into improving engagement from particular groups who haven’t been at the forefront of everybody’s minds’.
The list of ambassadors is made up of a mix of RIBA councillors, board members and members of the institute’s various specialist groups.
The panel, which the president hopes will improve engagement with the institute, includes Albena Atanassova and Vinesh Pomal, acting as ambassadors for young architects, past-president Stephen Hodder as ambassador for clients, and Flora Samuel as ambassador for innovation.
Dale Sinclair, who led the revamp of the RIBA’s Plan of Work will act as ambassador for collaboration and technical while Weston Williamson founder Chris Williamson will be an advocate for business skills.
The full list of ambassadors
Ambassadors for Young Architects Albena Atanassova and Vinesh Pomal
Ambassador for Clients Stephen Hodder
Ambassador for Equality Diversity and Inclusion Virginia Newman
Ambassador for Professional Ethics Peter Oborn
Ambassador for Innovation Flora Samuel
Ambassador for Collaboration and Technical Dale Sinclair
Ambassador for Climate Change Agenda Lynne Sullivan
Ambassador for the Culture of Architecture Elena Tsolakis
Ambassador for Business Skills Chris Williamson