RIBA appoints new Executive Director of Members

The RIBA is pleased to announce that Adrian Dobson, currently RIBA Director of Practice, has been appointed RIBA Executive Director Members.

In this newly created role, from 1 July 2015 Adrian Dobson will lead all of the RIBA’s member-facing work on behalf of the Institute’s 40,000 members.

Speaking today, RIBA Chief Executive Harry Rich said:

‘I am thrilled to announce Adrian’s appointment. As well as his very wide range of experience gained in practice, in teaching and at the RIBA, Adrian knows our members, the profession and our organisation really well and will therefore get off to a flying start.’

‘This new role will allow us to serve our members in the UK and around the world even better. It represents a renewed and strengthened commitment to our work in the regions and nations of the UK and to our core membership, practice, education, client and international activities.’

Speaking today, Adrian Dobson said:

‘I am delighted to join the RIBA senior executive team led by Harry Rich and look forward to building upon my experience in practice and at the RIBA to develop the Institute’s services for members.

‘The opportunity to work with the community of architects to help shape an RIBA and a new professionalism attuned to the times, as the profession faces new challenges in response to significant societal, economic and technological change, is a unique privilege and an exciting prospect for me.’


Notes to editors:

1. For further press information contact the RIBA Press Office: 020 7307 3662

2. Adrian Dobson is a Chartered Architect and current RIBA Director of Practice. Adrian studied architecture at the University of Manchester. His architectural practice experience has been focussed primarily in the education and community sectors. He has taught in higher education and carried out research in advanced CAD and BIM. Adrian has served as a regionally-elected RIBA Council Member. He is the author of 21 Things You Won’t Learn in Architecture School.

3. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and our members Follow us on Twitter for regular RIBA updates


Posted on Friday 15th May 2015

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