Governance at RIBA
The Board is responsible for the management of the RIBA’s business and Board members are the Trustees of the RIBA as a charity. It oversees the RIBA’s standing committees (with the exception of the Standards Committee which reports to the Council). The Board retains oversight of the branch structure and makes decisions about key affiliate relationships, such as the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland and the Royal Society of Ulster Architects, although these relationships have a clear impact on the membership as a whole. Appointed by Council, Board members are the Trustees of the RIBA as a charity.
There are four standing committees. All standing committees report to the RIBA Board (with the exception of the Standards Committee which reports to the Council). The Audit Committee and the Nominations Committee each report to both the Board and the Council.
- Audit [& Risk] Committee
- Nominations Committee
- Remunerations Committee
- Standards Committee
Four new Board Committees and one new Council Committee are to be added to the four standing committees, as follows:
- Membership – Board Committee
- Education & Learning – Board Committee
- Practice & Policy – Board Committee
- Cultural Knowledge & Outreach – Board Committee
- Nations and Regions Council Committee – Council Committee
Volunteer Expert Advisory Groups will sit outside of the formal governance structure, but will provide RIBA with access to member insight on specialist topics, to help inform the development of strategy and policy positions. These groups will move to being fully digital communities of knowledge and peer support.
- Inclusion within the profession
- Climate and Environment
- Delivery and Productivity
- Small practice
- Large practice
- Research, Knowledge and Data
- Health and Safety
- Building Regulations and Standards