2021
Annual
General
Elections

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2021 Annual General Elections

Voting is open

Voting in the Institute’s 2021 Annual General Elections is now open for those National and Chapter election streams where there are more nominees than the number of positions to be filled.

Voting for the following elections streams opened on Wednesday 1 December 2021:

  • Nationally-elected National Councillors – two (2) roles nationally.
  • Chapter President – one (1) role
  • Chapter President by-election – one (1) casual vacancy
  • Chapter Councillors – five (5) roles in each Chapter.

Nationally-Elected Councillors

There are two (2) vacancies on National Council in this 2021 election, with six (6) candidates.

The election for these National Council positions is contested and a vote must be held.

Those Members with voting rights are able to vote for their preferred candidate(s) in order of numerical preference by selecting: 1, 2, 3, 4 etc. Voters may indicate a minimum of two preferences (“1”, “2”) and it is optional to vote for any remaining candidates.

Votes will be counted using the Optional Multiple-Preferential system. In this system, all numbered voting preferences indicated, up to the total number of candidates to be elected which is 2, are called primary votes and are equal in value. All other numbered preferences beyond those primary votes will be used to allocate each voter’s preferences.

Chapter President

Queensland Chapter

This year, a vote will be held for the Chapter President role in the Queensland Chapter.

Eligible members are invited to vote on the two (2) candidates for the role of Chapter President in 2021 for a two-year term. The elected President will represent their Chapter on National Council.

WA Chapter

A vote will be held for the Chapter President by-election in the WA Chapter. 

Eligible members are invited to vote on the three (3) candidates for the Chapter President casual vacancy for the remainder of the term to early 2023. 

More information

Eligible members must be residents in the respective Chapter territory to vote in a Chapter President election.

One nomination was received for the Chapter President role in the case of the ACT, NT and Victorian Chapters and therefore each of those candidates will be declared as elected, uncontested.

A vote is not required for the Chapter President roles in those Chapters where the term of office of the current Chapter President / Chair ends early in 2023 (NSW, SA, Tasmania, WA and International). 

Chapter Councillors

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

This year the elections for Chapter Councillors were contested and a vote must be held in the following Chapters: ACT, International, QueenslandVictoria, WA.

Those Members with voting rights may vote in their respective Chapter for one or more candidate in their Chapter Council election. You will be asked to vote for your preferred candidate(s) by marking your vote for no more than five (5) candidates. Votes will be counted using the multiple first-past-the-post system to identify the candidates who have received the five highest number of votes out of all the candidates. Those ‘top 5’ candidates will be declared elected.

Voting

Member categories eligible to vote are Member Level 1, Fellows, Life Fellows, Affiliate Level 1 and Graduates.

Voting closes strictly at 2pm AEDT on Thursday 23 December 2021. Results are expected to be announced in mid-January 2022.

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

2021 Annual General Elections

Nominations are open

The Institute is accepting nominations for the Institute’s 2021 Annual General Elections.

Nominations for all three elections streams opened on Friday 5 November 2021:

  • Nationally-elected National Councillors – two (2) roles
  • Chapter Presidents – one (1) role
  • Chapter Councillors – five (5) roles in each Chapter.

Nationally-Elected Councillors

There are two (2) vacancies on National Council in this 2021 election.

Following the 2020 Constitution changes, six Nationally-Elected National Councillors are elected by the voting members, each for a term of three years. To achieve the required number of councillors and the overlapping term periods in the Constitution, there are two (2) vacancies in this 2021 election round.

Chapter President

Elections will be held for the Chapter President role in the ACTNTQueensland and Victorian Chapters.

Eligible members are invited to nominate or be nominated for the role of Chapter President of their Chapter in 2022 for a two-year term. The elected President will represent their Chapter on National Council.

In parallel with the annual cycle of Chapter President electionsby-elections for the role of Chapter President will be held in the WA chapter and in the Tasmanian chapter, following casual vacancies in each of those rolesThe Institute thanks Mr Peter Hobbs FRAIA and MrCraig Rosevear for their contributions to their respective Chapters and to 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 4pm AEDT on Monday 29 November 2021. 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, you can access them here or download them from the Elections nomination and voting website.

Nationally-elected councillor nominations

National council

The Nationally-Elected positions on National Council represent the whole membership.

Following the 2020 Constitution changes, six National Councillors hold office on National Council, with two (2) vacancies in this 2021 election round to be elected by the voting members.

From 2021, all appointments of National Councillors are for three-year terms. The successful candidates of this election take office at the first National Council meeting in 2022 until the first meeting of 2025.

The two National Councillors elected in the 2021 General Election will join their colleagues on National Council in 2022:

  • National President – Tony Giannone FRAIA
  • Immediate Past President – Alice Hampson LFRAIA
  • President Elect – Shannon Battisson
  • ACT Chapter President (Term ending 2022) – Jane Cassidy
  • NT Chapter President (Term ending 2022) – Jenny Culgan
  • Queensland Chapter President (Term ending 2022) – Michael Lavery FRAIA
  • Victorian Chapter President (Term ending 2022) – Bill Krotiris
  • NSW Chapter President – Laura Cockburn FRAIA
  • SA Chapter President – Anthony Coupe FRAIA
  • Tasmanian Chapter President – Craig Rosevear (resigned)
  • WA Chapter President – Peter Hobbs FRAIA (resigned)
  • International Chapter Chair – Samantha Cotterell FRAIA
  • Nationally-Elected Councillor – Jane Williams
  • Nationally-Elected Councillor – Jeremy McLeod
  • Nationally-Elected Councillor – Brian Hooper FRAIA
  • Nationally-Elected Councillor – Angelo Candalepas LFRAIA
  • Student Representative Councillor – Leanne Haidar
  • EmAGN Representative Councillor – Erin Crowden.

Chapter Councillor nominations

ACT Chapter Council

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

Details of retiring current Chapter Council members are:

Name of Council Member Council meetings attended in 2020 Council meetings attended in 2021 (to date) Seeking re-election?
Dean McPherson N/A * 8 of 8 TBC
John Guida 7 of 10 8 of 9 TBC
John Ting 6 of 10 7 of 9 TBC
Shoba Cole 6 of 10 6 of 9 TBC
Casual Vacancy - - -

*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 2021 General Election will join their colleagues on the ACT Chapter Council in 2022:

  • Jane Cassidy – ACT Chapter President (Term ends in 2022)
  • Shannon Battisson – ACT Immediate Past President (National President Elect 2021-2022)
  • Sander Remco de Vries
  • Kevin Miller FRAIA
  • Karin Gustavsson
  • Marcus Graham FRAIA
  • Scott Hodgson
  • Michi Playford (EMAGN Co-Chair)
  • James Gaughwin (EMAGN Co-Chair)
  • Stephanie Williamson (SONA).

International Chapter Council

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

Details of retiring current Chapter Council members are:

Name of Council Member Council meetings attended in 2020 Council meetings attended in 2021 (to date) Seeking re-election?
Justin Hill 12 of 12 8 of 10 Yes
Vui Choong 8 of 12 8 of 10 Yes
Hank Koning 12 of 12 9 of 10 Yes
Wei Jien 6 of 12 3 of 10 Yes
Grant Marani 7 of 12 3 of 10 Yes

The five Chapter Councillors elected in the 2021 General Election will join their colleagues on the International Chapter Council in 2022:

  • Samantha Cotterell – International Chapter Chair
  • Pei Ing Tan
  • Natalie Ward
  • John Wei Shun Chow
  • Robert Nation
  • Peter O’Brien.

NSW Chapter Council

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

Details of retiring current Chapter Council members are:

Name of Council Member Council meetings attended in 2020 Council meetings attended in 2021 (to date) Seeking re-election?
Eva-Marie Prineas 7 of 9 5 of 8 No
Elizabeth Carpenter 9 of 9 7 of 8 No
David Tickle 9 of 9 6 of 8 Yes
Carolyn Mitchell 8 of 9 8 of 8 Yes
Peter Sullivan 9 of 9 7 of 8 No

The five Chapter Councillors elected in the 2021 General Election will join their colleagues on the NSW Chapter Council in 2022:

  • Laura Cockburn FRAIA – NSW Chapter President
  • Kathlyn Loseby FRAIA– NSW Immediate Past President
  • Callantha Brigham
  • Jenna Rowe
  • Walter Brindle
  • Dr Jennifer Preston
  • Gabrielle Pelletier
  • Jason Elsley
  • Jasmine Jahani
  • Jamileh Jahangiri (EmAGN)
  • Tiffany Liew (EmAGN)
  • Phoebe Glanville (Newcastle).

NT Chapter Council

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

Details of retiring current Chapter Council members are:

Name of Council Member Council meetings attended in 2020 Council meetings attended in 2021 (to date) Seeking re-election?
Samir Raut (casual vacancy, appointed February 2021) N/A * 1 of 9 ** Yes
Andrew Swenson 10 of 10 8 of 9 Yes
Rossi Kourounis 10 of 10 8 of 9 Yes
Flynn Carr 10 of 10 9 of 9 Yes
Miriam Wallace 8 of 10 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.

** Councillor lives and works in a remote location and participates in Council meetings by correspondence and attends remotely when able.

The five Chapter Councillors elected in the 2021 General Election will join their colleagues on the NT Chapter Council in 2022:

  • Jenny Culgan – NT Chapter President (Term ends in 2022)
  • Vaughan Cockburn
  • Steve Huntingford
  • Rebecca Adams
  • Sarah Williamson
  • Adam Prentice
  • Rebecca Webster Grad. RAIA
  • Bec Kerr (EmAGN Co-Chair)
  • Marc Pilla (Grad.) (EmAGN Co-Chair)
  • Jenny Jan (SONA Co-Chair)
  • Swetha Bhupathi (SONA Co-Chair).

Queensland Chapter Council

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

Details of retiring current Chapter Council members are:

Name of Council Member Council meetings attended in 2020 Council meetings attended in 2021 (to date) Seeking re-election?
Lisa Moore FRAIA 11 of 11 9 of 9 Yes
Adj Prof. Jim Gall FRAIA 11 of 11 9 of 9 Yes
Belinda Allwood FRAIA 10 of 11 8 of 9 Yes
Paul Jones 10 of 11 7 of 9 Yes
Paul Worroll FRAIA 11 of 11 9 of 9 No

The five Chapter Councillors elected in the 2021 General Election will join their colleagues on the Queensland Chapter Council in 2022:

  • Dr Michael Lavery FRAIA – Queensland Chapter President (Term ends in 2022)
  • Paul Trotter FRAIA – Queensland Immediate Past President
  • Lindy Atkin LFRAIA
  • Leah Gallagher
  • Aaron Peters
  • Dr Mark Jones FRAIA
  • Roger Mainwood LFRAIA.

SA Chapter Council

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

Details of retiring current Chapter Council members are:

Name of Council Member Council meetings attended in 2020 Council meetings attended in 2021 (to date) Seeking re-election?
Sarah Paddick 7 of 8 7 of 9 No
Kirstie Coultas 5 of 8 5 of 9 Yes
Adam Hannon 8 of 8 5 of 9 Yes
John Byleveld 7 of 8 6 of 9 Yes
David Handsaker 7 of 9 8 of 9 No

The five Chapter Councillors elected in the 2021 General Election will join their colleagues on the SA Chapter Council in 2022:

  • Anthony Coupe FRAIA – SA Chapter President
  • Tony Giannone FRAIA – National President and SA Immediate Past President
  • Josephine Evans
  • Michael Hegarty
  • Yaara Plaves
  • Simon Frost
  • Jenna Holder
  • Lauren Jeans (EmAGN)
  • Nhi Trinh (SONA).

Tasmanian Chapter Council

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

Details of retiring current Chapter Council members are:

Name of Council Member Council meetings attended in 2020 Council meetings attended in 2021 (to date) Seeking re-election
Gaetano Palmese 11 of 11 10 of 10 Yes
Paul Wakelam 10 of 11 9 of 10 No
Megan Baynes (casual vacancy) N/A * 2 of 2 * Yes
Kate Symons (casual vacancy) N/A * 2 of 2 * Yes
Pippa Jensen 9 of 11 7 of 10 TBC

*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 2021 General Election will join their colleagues on the Tasmanian Chapter Council in 2022:

  • Craig Rosevear – Tasmanian Chapter President (Resigned 2021. A by-election will be held to fill the casual vacancy.)
  • Shamus Mulcahy – Tasmanian Immediate Past President
  • Jason Licht
  • Daniel Lane
  • Will Harkness
  • Richard Dik Jarman
  • Jonathan Buist
  • Katherine Vand & Felix Blackman (EmAGN Co-chair)
  • Nuri Mohamed (SONA).

Victorian Chapter Council

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

Details of retiring current Chapter Council members are:

Name of Council Member Council meetings attended in 2020 Council meetings attended in 2021 (to date) Seeking re-election
David Wagner FRAIA 11 of 11 9 of 9 Yes
Aimee Goodwin 11 of 11 8 of 9 Yes
Jeremy Schluter 11 of 11 9 of 9 Yes
Sophie Cleland 11 of 11 9 of 9 Yes
Nadine Samaha 11 of 11 9 of 9 Yes

The five Chapter Councillors elected in the 2021 General Election will join their colleagues on the Victorian Chapter Council in 2022:

  • Bill Krotiris – Victorian Chapter President (Term ends in 2022)
  • Amy Muir FRAIA – Victorian Immediate Past President
  • Catherine Duggan
  • Monique Woodward
  • Kim Irons FRAIA
  • Sarah Lynn Rees
  • Robert Caulfield LFRAIA
  • Gumji Kang (EmAGN)
  • Tom Huntingford (SONA).

WA Chapter Council

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

Details of retiring current Chapter Council members are:

Name of Council Member Council meetings attended in 2020 Council meetings attended in 2021 (to date) Seeking re-election?
Louise Ward 8 of 10 7 of 8 No
Rebekah Stuber 6 of 10 3 of 8 No
Sally Matthews FRAIA 9 of 10 7 of 8 No
David Hillam 10 of 10 7 of 8 No
Dr John Taylor FRAIA 9 of 10 7 of 8 Yes

The five Chapter Councillors elected in the 2021 General Election will join their colleagues on the WA Chapter Council in 2022:

  • Peter Hobbs FRAIA – WA Chapter President (Resigning 2022. A by-election will be held to fill the casual vacancy).
  • Tanya Trevisan FRAIA
  • Dr Parisa Izadpanahi
  • Sandy Anghie
  • Tanya Jones
  • Mandy Leung
  • Ahmed Elsayed, Ahda Moosa (EmAGN Co-Chairs)
  • Riva-Jean Lander, Marco Pansini, O’neil Chon (SONA).