RIBA election risks 'descent into lunacy'

Former RIBA councillor Russell Curtis, co-founder of RCKa

Former Council member exasperated after days of claims and counter-claims

The RIBA presidential elections “risk descending into lunacy”, a former member of Council has said.

Russell Curtis was speaking after past president Owen Luder and the architect Joseph Conteh had a letter published in the Times raising serious concerns about the long-term management of the RIBA.

The pair were lending their support to presidential candidate Elsie Owusu who this week made national headlines when she reported the institute to the fraud squad over allegations which the institute insists have already been dismissed by the Charity Commission. The fraud squad is still looking into her claims.

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