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Jane Duncan appoints RIBA ambassadors

Jane Duncan

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. 

RIBA Ambassadors

RIBA Ambassadors

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


Readers' comments (2)

  • Chris Roche

    Curious? I thought all Architects were Ambassadors for Architecture, and all RIBA members Ambassadors for the Profession. Surely it would be much better, and less elitist, to empower the membership as a whole by reinstating reasonable financial resource to the branches and regions so they can spread the message beyond Portland Place. The article suggests this initiative has been introduced to improve engagement with the Institute - I thought RIBA Council was the Institute.

    Chris Roche RIBA / Founder 11.04
    X RIBA Council Member

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  • Will they all be giving out trays of Ferrero Rocher?

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