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Nominations announced for new ARB chair

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The ARB has announced two nominees - Nabila Zulfiqar and Suzanne McCarthy - for the election of its new chair

The two candidates, both board members appointed by the Privy Council, have been nominated as a replacement to Peter Coe, who has stepped down as chair because his board membership concludes in March.

Zulfiqar is a solicitor and chief adjudicator at the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). the regulator of legal services in England and Wales; while McCarthy is chair of Depaul UK, a charity concerned with youth homelessness, and a member of the board of Depaul International. McCarthy is also a former member of the RIBA board.

Zulfiqar’s application is being supported by board members Alex Wright and Neil Watts; McCarthy’s is supported by board members Guy Maxwell and outgoing chair Peter Coe.

A ballot for the new chair, in which all board members will vote, will be held on 15 March, with the appointment announced soon after.

Richard Parnaby, who was vice-chair of the board, has taken on the role of interim chair until the election. 


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  • Both worthy candidates no doubt, but I see no business or commercial experience. Architecture is, at least in part, and in the eyes of ARB, a commercial and business activity often having direct dealings with members of the public, or lay clients. Some idea of what the commercial relationships involved are would have been an asset.

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