2020
Annual
General
Elections

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2020 Annual General Elections

Nominations are open

The Institute is accepting nominations for the Institute’s 2020 Annual General Elections.

Nominations for all three elections streams opened on 9am AEDT Thursday 19  November 2020:

  • Nationally-elected Councillors – four (4) roles
  • Chapter Presidents (Chair) – one (1) role
  • Chapter Councillors – five (5) roles in each Chapter.

Nationally-Elected Councillors

There are four (4) vacancies on National Council in this 2020 election.

Following the 2020 Constitution changes, six (6) National Councillors are to be elected by the voting members each for a term of three (3) years. To achieve the required number and term periods in the Constitution, there are four vacancies in this 2020 election round. Read more detail.

Chapter President

Elections will be held for the Chapter President role in the NSW, SA, Tasmanian and WA Chapters and for the Chapter Chair role in the International Chapter.

Eligible members are invited to nominate or be nominated for the role of Chapter President (Chair) in 2021 for a two-year term. The elected President or Chair will represent their Chapter on National Council.

Eligible nominees must be registered architects in the Chapter territory. Current Chapter Presidents seeking re-election must re-nominate.

Chapter Councillors

There are five (5) vacant positions on each Chapter Council.

See the full details about each outgoing Councillor’s meeting attendance during their term and whether they are seeking re-election (as required under the Elections Regulations), and to view the full list of Councillors currently on your Chapter Council:

ACT | International | NSW | NT | Queensland | SA | Tasmanian | Victorian | WA

Nominations

All eligible members may now nominate for election. Member categories eligible to nominate and vote are Member Level 1, Fellows, Life Fellows, Affiliate Level 1 and Graduates.

A vote will be held if more than the required number of members nominate for a given election stream.

To nominate yourself or a candidate, go to the Institute’s Elections nomination and voting website with your Institute membership number handy and follow the instructions.

Nominations close strictly at 2pm AEDT on Friday 11 December 2020. Please nominate at least 72 hours before to allow time for your supporters to log in and support you and for your nomination to then be verified by the Institute as a valid nomination.

This information and the election system complies with the Institute’s regulations for elections. To view the regulations, please download them from the Elections nomination and voting website.

Nationally-elected councillor nominations

National council

Eligible members are invited to nominate or be nominated for the Nationally-Elected positions on National Council. These office-bearers represent the whole membership.

Following the 2020 Constitution changes, six (6) National Councillors are to be elected by the voting members with four (4) vacancies in this 2020 election round.

Prior to the new Constitution, there were four (4) Nationally-Elected Councillors and two (2) Nationally-Elected Councillors would retire and require nominations in each year.

All National Councillors now take office for three-year terms, however the National Councillors elected this year will be appointed for staggered terms in line with transitional provisions in the Constitution.

The four National Councillors elected in the 2020 General Election will join their colleagues on National Council in 2021:

  • Alice Hampson FRAIA – National President
  • Prof Helen Lochhead LFRAIA – Immediate Past President
  • Tony Giannone FRAIA – President Elect
  • Shannon Battisson – ACT Chapter President
  • Jenny Culgan – NT Chapter President
  • Michael Lavery FRAIA – Queensland Chapter President
  • Bill Krotiris – Victorian Chapter President
  • Kathlyn Loseby FRAIA – NSW Chapter President (Term ends in 2021)
  • Anthony Coupe FRAIA – SA Chapter President (Term ends in 2021)
  • Shamus Mulcahy – Tasmanian Chapter President (Term ends in 2021)
  • Peter Hobbs FRAIA – WA Chapter President (Term ends in 2021)
  • Samantha Cotterell – International Chapter Chair (Term ends in 2021)
  • Angelo Candalepas FRAIA – Nationally-Elected Councillor (Term ends in 2021)
  • Jocelyn Chiew – Nationally-Elected Councillor
  • Andrew Broffman FRAIA – Nationally-Elected Councillor
  • Leanne Haidar – Student Rep Councillor
  • Erin Crowden – EmAGN Rep Councillor.

To nominate yourself or a candidate, go to the Institute’s Elections nomination and voting website with your Institute membership number handy and follow the instructions.

National council

Eligible members are invited to nominate or be nominated for the Nationally-Elected positions on National Council. These office-bearers represent the whole membership.

Following the 2020 Constitution changes, six (6) National Councillors are to be elected by the voting members with four (4) vacancies in this 2020 election round.

All National Councillors now take office for three (3) year terms, while the National Councillors elected this year will be appointed for staggered terms to align with the changes in the Constitution.

(Prior to the new Constitution, there were four (4) Nationally-Elected Councillors and two (2) Nationally-Elected Councillors would retire and require nominations in each year.)

To nominate yourself or a candidate, go to the Institute’s online nomination and voting website with your Institute membership number handy and follow the instructions.

Chapter President nominations

Chapter President

Eligible members are invited to nominate or be nominated for the role of International, NSW, SA, Tasmanian or WA Chapter President in 2021 for a two (2) year term.

The elected President will represent their Chapter on National Council.

Eligible nominees must be registered architects in their state or territory. Current Chapter Presidents seeking re-election must re-nominate.

Chapter Councillor nominations

ACT Chapter Council

There are five (5) vacant positions on the ACT Chapter Council and eligible members may now nominate for election.

Details of retiring current Chapter Council members are:

Name of Council Member Council meetings attended in 2019 Council meetings attended in 2020 (to date) Seeking re-election?
Sander Remco de Vries 5 of 11 7 of 8 TBC
Jack Shimada 7 of 11 7 of 8 TBC
Kamal Kopparapu (AFF RAIA) 6 of 11 3 of 8 No
Scott Hodgson 7 of 11 5 of 8 TBC
Vacancy - - N/A

The five Chapter Councillors elected in the 2020 General Election will join their colleagues on the ACT Chapter Council in 2021:

  • Shannon Battisson – ACT Chapter President
  • Jane Cassidy
  • Kaleyan Chan
  • Shoba Cole
  • John Guida
  • Damon Hughes
  • Philip Leeson – ACT Immediate Past President (Term ends in 2021)
  • Michi Playford
  • John Ting.

International Chapter Council

There are five (5) vacant positions on the International Chapter Council and eligible members may now nominate for election.

Details of retiring current Chapter Council members are:

Name of Council Member Council meetings attended in 2019 Council meetings attended in 2020 (to date) Seeking re-election?
David Teh 5 of 5 10 of 10 TBC
Bob Nation 2 of 5 9 of 10 TBC
Natalie Ward 4 of 5 9 of 10 Yes
Janine Campbell 4 of 5 5 of 10 TBC
Peter O'Brien 4 of 5 9 of 10 TBC

The five Chapter Councillors elected in the 2020 General Election will join their colleagues on the International Chapter Council in 2021:

  • Vui Choong
  • Samantha Cotterell – International Chapter Chair (Term ends in 2021)
  • Justin Hill FRAIA
  • Wei Jien
  • Hank Koning LFRAIA
  • Grant Marani FRAIA.

NSW Chapter Council

There are five (5) vacant positions on the Chapter Council and eligible members may now nominate for election.

Details of retiring current Chapter Council members are:

Name of Council Member Council meetings attended in 2019 Council meetings attended in 2020 (to date) Seeking re-election?
Callanthan Brigham 8 of 11 9 of 11 Yes
Jenna Rowe 7 of 11 10 of 11 Yes
Duncan Sanby 10 of 11 11 of 11 No
Paul Walter* N/A 7 of 8 Yes
Dr Jennifer Preston* 2 of 3 10 of 11 Yes

*Councillor appointed mid-term to fill a casual vacancy. Was not required to attend the scheduled Council meetings of the year prior to that appointment.

The five Chapter Councillors elected in the 2020 General Election will join their colleagues on the NSW Chapter Council in 2021:

  • Elizabeth Carpenter FRAIA
  • Jason Elsley
  • Jamileh Jahangiri
  • Jasmine Jahani
  • Tiffany Liew
  • Kathlyn Loseby FRAIA – NSW Chapter President (Term ends in 2021)
  • Carolyn Mitchell
  • Andrew Nimmo FRAIA – NSW Immediate Past President
  • Eva-Marie Prineas FRAIA
  • Peter Sullivan
  • David Tickle.

NT Chapter Council

There are five (5) vacant positions on the NT Chapter Council and eligible members may now nominate for election.

Details of retiring current Chapter Council members are:

Name of Council Member Council meetings attended in 2019 Council meetings attended in 2020 (to date) Seeking re-election?
Steve Huntingford 6 of 10 5 of 9 Yes
Rebecca Adams 7 of 10 8 of 9 Yes
Sarah Williamson* 7 of 7 9 of 9 Yes
Randal Ashford* N/A 1 of 1 Yes
Henry Power 4 of 10 7 of 9 Yes

*Councillor appointed mid-term to fill a casual vacancy. Was not required to attend the scheduled Council meetings of the year prior to that appointment.

The five Chapter Councillors elected in the 2020 General Election will join their colleagues on the NT Chapter Council in 2021:

  • Flynn Carr
  • Vaughan Cockburn
  • Jenny Culgan – NT Chapter President
  • Rossi Kourounis
  • Andrew Swenson
  • Miriam Wallace
  • Rebecca Webster Grad. RAIA
  • Isabella Wynveld & Garry Villar (SONA shared role).

Queensland Chapter Council

There are five (5) vacant positions on the Queensland Chapter Council and eligible members may now nominate for election.

Details of retiring current Chapter Council members are:

Name of Council Member Council meetings attended in 2019 Council meetings attended in 2020 (to date) Seeking re-election?
Leah Gallagher 8 of 9 8 of 9 Yes
Dr Rosemary Kennedy FRAIA 7 of 9 7 of 9 No
Lindy Atkin LFRAIA 9 of 9 9 of 9 Yes
Penelope Campbell FRAIA 7 of 9 8 of 9 TBC
Dr Andrew Wilson FRAIA* N/A 9 of 9 TBC

*Councillor appointed mid-term to fill casual vacancy. Was not required to attend the scheduled Council meetings of the year prior to that appointment.

The five Chapter Councillors elected in the 2020 General Election will join their colleagues on the Queensland Chapter Council in 2021:

  • Belinda Allwood
  • Jim Gall FRAIA
  • Paul Jones
  • Michael Lavery FRAIA – Queensland Chapter President
  • Lisa Moore
  • Paul Trotter FRAIA – Queensland Immediate Past President
  • Paul Worroll FRAIA.

SA Chapter Council

There are five (5) vacant positions on the SA Chapter Council and eligible members may now nominate for election.

Details of retiring current Chapter Council members are:

Name of Council Member Council meetings attended in 2019 Council meetings attended in 2020 (to date) Seeking re-election?
Josephine Evans 8 of 9 5 of 6 Yes
Michael Hegarty 6 of 9 3 of 6 Yes
Teo Verbi 8 of 9 5 of 6 Yes
Simon Best 6 of 9 4 of 6 No
Adrian Reveruzzi 7 of 9 4 of 6 No

The five Chapter Councillors elected in the 2020 General Election will join their colleagues on the SA Chapter Council in 2021:

  • John Byleveld
  • Kirstie Coultas
  • Anthony Coupe FRAIA – SA Chapter President (Term ends in 2021)
  • Tony Giannone FRAIA – National President Elect and SA Immediate Past President
  • David Handsaker
  • Adam Hannon
  • Sarah Paddick.

Tasmanian Chapter Council

There are five (5) vacant positions on the Tasmanian Chapter Council and eligible members may now nominate for election.

Details of retiring current Chapter Council members are:

Name of Council Member Council meetings attended in 2019 Council meetings attended in 2020 (to date) Seeking re-election
Richard Crawford FRAIA 7 of 9 5 of 9 Yes
Emily Ouston 9 of 9 8 or 9 No
Dik Jarman Grad. RAIA 9 or 9 8 or 9 Yes
Daniel Lane 8 of 9 8 or 9 Yes
Jono Buist* 1 of 1 8 of 9 Yes

*Councillor appointed mid-term to fill a casual vacancy. Was not required to attend the scheduled Council meetings of the year prior to that appointment.

The five Chapter Councillors elected in the 2020 General Election will join their colleagues on the Tasmanian Chapter Council in 2021:

  • Sophie Bence
  • Yvette Breytenbach – Tasmanian Immediate Past President
  • Scott Flett & Felix Blackman (EmAGN Co-chair)
  • Emily Hunt
  • Pippa Jensen
  • Genevieve Lilley
  • Shamus Mulcahy – Tasmanian Chapter President (Term ends in 2021)
  • Gaetano Palmese
  • Paul Wakelam.

Victorian Chapter Council

There are five (5) vacant positions on the Victorian Chapter Council and eligible members may now nominate for election.

Details of retiring current Chapter Council members are:

Name of Council Member Council meetings attended in 2019 Council meetings attended in 2020 (to date) Seeking re-election
Michael Macleod 9 of 11 9 of 9 No
Kim Irons 9 of 11 9 or 9 Yes
Catherine Duggan 11 of 11 9 of 9 Yes
Monique Woodward 10 of 11 8 of 9 Yes
Tim Leslie FRAIA 7 of 11 9 of 9 No*

*Tim Leslie has been appointed as the State Manager for the Victorian Chapter of the Institute.

The five Chapter Councillors elected in the 2020 General Election will join their colleagues on the Victorian Chapter Council in 2021:

  • Sophie Cleland
  • Aimee Goodwin
  • Bill Krotiris – Victorian Chapter President
  • Amy Muir – Victorian Immediate Past President
  • Nadine Samaha
  • Jeremy Schluter
  • David Wagner FRAIA.

WA Chapter Council

There are five (5) vacant positions on the Chapter Council and eligible members may now nominate for election.

Details of retiring current Chapter Council members are:

Name of Council Member Council meetings attended in 2019 Council meetings attended in 2020 (to date) Seeking re-election?
Samuel Klopper 8 of 9 9 of 9 TBC
Sandy Anghie 5 of 9 4 of 9 Yes
Tanya Jones 7 of 9 6 of 9 Yes
Mandy Leung 8 of 9 9 of 9 Yes
Vacancy - - N/A

The five Chapter Councillors elected in the 2020 General Election will join their colleagues on the WA Chapter Council in 2021:

  • Brandon Chan
  • Paula Della Gatta
  • Firouz Gholami
  • David Hillam
  • Peter Hobbs FRAIA – WA Chapter President (Term ends in 2021)
  • Suzanne Hunt FRAIA – WA Immediate Past President
  • Louise Johnston
  • Sally Matthews
  • Reinette Roux
  • Rebekah Stuber
  • Ashliegh Taylor
  • Dr John Taylor FRAIA.