RIAS reformers hail a new chapter after election success

Robin Webster, new president of the RIAS

Robin Webster voted in as RIAS secretary as five supporters join Council

The modernisers attempting to force the RIAS to become more transparent are celebrating after several of their supporters were elected on to the troubled organisation.

Robin Webster of Cameronwebster Architects was voted in as president and five others were voted on to Council, including Malcolm Fraser, Karen Anderson and Gordon Duffy. The other new councillors are Helen Lucas and Ben Scrimgeour.

The RIAS was reported to the police and the OSCR charity regulator last year over concerns about its governance. The body instructed Grant Thornton to undertake a forensic investigation of its accounts since 2010.

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