John Assael, Martin Knight and Patrick Lynch among hopefuls vying for seats on institute’s governing body
The RIBA has unveiled the list of candidates seeking election to its 60-seat governing council ahead of the start of voting next week.
The runners-and-riders for national seats include Assael director John Assael, Knight Architects director Martin Knight, and Lynch Architects founder Patrick Lynch.
Three candidates are seeking the single RIBA Council seat for the Americas, and two candidates each are seeking the Asia and Australasia and Middle East and Africa seats.
Perhaps reflecting the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, no candidates are standing for the RIBA Council “international” seat covering Europe.
The council passes down detailed responsibility to the RIBA Board and main committees. It meets four times a year and is ultimately responsible for the conduct and development of the institute and is chaired by the RIBA president – currently Jane Duncan.
Chartered members are voted in for a three-year term, with elections held on a rotational basis – meaning roughly one-third of the full complement of seats will be up for grabs in the forthcoming contest.
RIBA said voting in the poll would open on 15 June and remain open until 26 July.
The full list of candidates is below.
RIBA Council elections 2017: List of candidates
Andrew Bourne – RIBA Wessex
Anthony Lloyd – RIBA West Midlands
Graham Devine – RIBA South West
John Wilde – RIBA South West
Kerr Robertson – RIAS South
Nick Mills – RIBA Wessex
Selasi Setufe – Associate
Vice president membership
A ballot will be held amongst the Chairs of the English Regions and the Presidents of the RSUA, RIAS and RSAW.
National (six seats, 22 candidates)
Christopher John Mitchell
Sherman Chiu Shing Tang
Simone de Gale
RIBA London (eight seats, 10 candidates)
Alia Beyg Javed
International Americas (one seat, three candidates)
International Asia and Australasia (one seat, two candidates)
Goh Chong Chia
Roger Tsan-Sum Wu
International Middle East and Africa (one seat, two candidates)
Student (one seat, three candidates)
Jordan Saul Bizzell
International Europe (one seat)
RIBA West Midlands (one seat)