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Council and Committees

As stipulated in the Incorporation's Charter and Byelaws, the governance of the RIAS is federal with the six Chapters (Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Stirling) electing office bearers and representatives to the ruling Council to sit alongside nationally-elected members, senior committee convenors and co-optees.

The Council is advised on strategy matters by committees whose remits reflect the breadth of RIAS' activity.


A robust committee structure underpins the Incorporation's governance. Each committee has agreed remits and overarching Terms of Reference are in place to ensure that committees are of sufficient size to be representative but contained in number to ensure effectiveness, that meetings are tightly timetabled to respect the valuable voluntary contribution of members’ time, that meetings are quorate and that committee membership is ‘refreshed’ on agreed cycles.

The committees, whose membership includes representatives of each Chapter, offer guidance on all aspects of the Incorporation's undertakings. Committee meetings are planned on a quarterly cycle, reflecting that of Council.

Council Schedule 2019: 6th February; 3rd April; 5th June; 4th September; 30th October; 4th December

RIAS Council Members

PresidentRobin Webster OBE (from Oct 18)
Past PresidentStewart Henderson (from Oct 18)
Chapter / Vice Presidents
AberdeenRichard Slater (from March 19)
Dave Chouman (to March 19)
DundeeJon Frullani(from March 19)
Diarmid McLachlan(to March 19)
EdinburghBen Rainger(from April 19)
Julie Wilson(to April 19)
GlasgowIsabel Garriga (from April 18)
Tim Gray (to April 18)
InvernessStuart Bagshaw (from April 18)
Neil Ferguson (to April 18)
StirlingLiliane McGeoch
Chapter Representatives
AberdeenSholto Humphries
Richard Slater (to March 19)
Dave Chouman (from March 19)
DundeeSandy McAllister (to March 19)
Ian Muir (from March 19)
Jon Frullani (to March 19)
Diarmid McLachlan (from March 19)
EdinburghRoderick Binns (to September 2018)
Ben Rainger(to April 19)
Charles Strang(to April 19)
Charles Girder (from August 18)
GlasgowWilliam Gunn
Euan Geddes
Michael Jarvis
Jude Barber
InvernessNeil Ferguson (to April 19)
Shane Rodgers (from April 19)
StirlingAlly Croll (to February 19)
Tim Crone (from April 19)
Nationally-Elected Incorporation Representatives
2018-2021Gordon Duffy (from October 18)
Malcolm Fraser (from October 18)
Helen Lucas (from October 18)
Ben Scrimgeour (from October 18)
2017-2020Dr Gordon Anderson
Donald Canavan (to September 18)
Christine Palmer
Karen Anderson (from October 18)
Vicky Jarvis (to January 19)
Alex Macgregor (to April 19)
Shane Rodgers (to April 19)
Gordon G Smith (to April 19)
RIBA Representatives
RIBA PresidentBen Derbyshire
RIBA Rep: NorthFraser Middleton
RIBA Rep: SouthKerr Robertson
RIBA Nationally ElectedRichard Murphy
Student RepresentativesEuan Hardie (until August 18)
Co-optionsDr Richard Atkins
Jocelyn Cunliffe
Martin McKay
In Attendance
ASSA ChairmanTBC
Legal AdviserPeter Anderson (to March 18)
Acting SecretaryKaren Stevenson