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Elections

2023 annual General elections

Nominations CLOSED

Nominations for all Elections streams closed strictly at 9.00 AM AEDT on Friday, 8 December 2023:

  • Nationally-elected National Councillors – two (2) roles
  • Chapter Presidents – four (4) roles
  • Chapter Councillors – five (5) roles in each Chapter.
By-election

A By-election will also be held concurrently for the Tasmanian Chapter President role, for the remainder of the current term until the first meeting of 2025.

Nationally-Elected Councillors

There are two (2) vacancies on National Council in this 2023 election.

National Council comprises elected members of National, Chapter, EmAGN and SONA Presidents and six Nationally-Elected Councillors from the Institute’s general membership.

National Council acts as an advisory body reporting to the Board, providing strategic direction and policy development. National Council meets at least three times a year, both in person and via electronic means.

Following the 2020 Constitution changes, six Nationally-Elected National Councillors are elected by the voting members, each for a three-year term. To achieve the required number of councillors and the overlapping term periods in the Constitution, there are two (2) vacancies in this 2023 election round.

Chapter President

Elections will be held for the Chapter President roles in the ACT, Victorian, NT and Queensland Chapters.

Eligible members are invited to nominate or be nominated for the role of Chapter President of their Chapter in 2024 for a two-year term. The elected President 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.

Tasmanian By-election

A By-election will be held in Tasmania to fill a current casual vacancy for the Chapter president role. 

Eligible members are invited to nominate or be nominated for the role of Tasmanian Chapter President for the remainder of the current term until the first meeting of 2025. 

Eligible nominees must be registered architects in the Chapter territory. 

Chapter Councillors

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

Chapter Councillors are elected for a two (2) year term where the Chapter Council’s key roles are to identify the strategic priorities for the Chapter aligned with the Institute’s Strategic Plan and respond to issues relevant to the profession and Institute members within the Chapter.

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 can now nominate for election. Member categories eligible to nominate and vote are Member, Fellow, Life Fellow, Associate 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 9.00 AM AEDT on Friday, 8 December 2023. 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.

Please direct any queries regarding the Institute’s Elections nominations and voting process to election@architecture.com.au 

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.

voting open now

Voting in the Institute’s 2023 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 as at 9 AM AEDT on Tuesday 12 December 2023:

  • Nationally-elected National Councillors – two (2) roles nationally
  • Chapter Councillors – five (5) roles in each Chapter where a vote is required – NSW and Victorian Chapters.

Nationally-Elected Councillors

There are two (2) vacancies on National Council in this 2023 election, with ten (10) 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 2024 for a two-year term. The elected President will represent their Chapter on National Council.

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 2025 (NSW, SA, Tasmania, WA and International). 

Voting has now closed

Voting closed strictly at 9.00 AM AEDT on Monday 15 January 2024. 

Please direct any queries regarding the Institute’s Elections nominations and voting process to election@architecture.com.au 

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 2023 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 2024 until the first meeting of 2027.

The two National Councillors elected in the 2023 General Election will join their colleagues on National Council in 2024:

  • National President – Stuart Tanner FRAIA
  • Immediate Past National President – Shannon Battisson FRAIA
  • National President Elect – Jane Cassidy RAIA
  • ACT Chapter President (Current term ending Feb 2024) – Shoba Cole RAIA
  • NT Chapter President (Current term ending Feb 2024) – Rossi Kourounis RAIA
  • Queensland Chapter President (Current term ending Feb 2024) – Amy Degenhart LFRAIA
  • Victorian Chapter President (Current term ending Feb 2024) – David Wagner FRAIA
  • NSW Chapter President  – Adam Haddow RAIA
  • SA Chapter President  – Chris Morley RAIA
  • Tasmanian Chapter President (Current term ending Feb 2025) – Casual Vacancy
  • WA Chapter President – Sandy Anghie RAIA 
  • International Chapter Chair – Justin Hill LFRAIA
  • Nationally-Elected Councillor (Current term ending Feb 2024) – Jane Williams RAIA
  • Nationally-Elected Councillor (Current term ending Feb 2024) – Jeremy McLeod FRAIA 
  • Nationally-Elected Councillor – Monique Woodward RAIA
  • Nationally-Elected Councillor – Justin O’Neill FRAIA
  • Nationally-Elected Councillor – Lisa Moore FRAIA
  • Nationally-Elected Councillor – Catherine Baudet LFRAIA
  • SONA President – Tom Huntingford
  • EmAGN President (Current term ending 2023) – Tiffany Liew RAIA.

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 2022 Council meetings attended in 2023 (to date) Seeking re-election?
Yuri Leong Maish RAIA * 1 of 2 8 of 8 Y
Dean McPherson RAIA 9 of 11 5 of 8 Y
John Guida RAIA 10 of 11 4 of 8 N
John Ting RAIA 9 of 11 7 of 8 Y
Alanna King RAIA * - 2 of 3 Y

The five Chapter Councillors elected in the 2023 General Election will join their colleagues on the ACT Chapter Council in 2024:

  • Shoba Cole RAIA – ACT Chapter President (current term ending 2024)
  • Sander Remco de Vries RAIA
  • Dr Kevin Miller FRAIA
  • Tynan Freeman RAIA
  • Dean McPherson RAIA
  • Vlasta Jeftic RAIA
  • Noam Maitless RAIA
  • Holly Caton RAIA (EMAGN Co-Chair)
  • Mark Brooks RAIA (EMAGN Co-Chair)
  • Nicholas Brown (SONA).

 * 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.

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 2022 Council meetings attended in 2023 (to date) Seeking re-election?
Vui Choong RAIA 6 of 9 7 of 8 Y
Hank Koning LFRAIA 6 of 9 7 of 8 Y
Wei Jien (Ito) RAIA 5 of 9 7 of 8 Y
Grant Marani LFRAIA 6 of 9 6 of 8 Y
Casual Vacancy - - -

The five Chapter Councillors elected in the 2023 General Election will join their colleagues on the International Chapter Council in 2024:

  • Justin Hill LFRAIA – International Chapter Chair
  • Wei Ooi RAIA
  • John Wei Shun Chow RAIA
  • Robert Nation LFRAIA
  • Dr Sheila Conejos RAIA
  • Ali Reda RAIA.

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 2022 Council meetings attended in 2023 (to date) Seeking re-election?
Duncan Sanby RAIA 11 of 11 6 of 8 N
David Welsh RAIA 11 of 11 8 of 8 Y
Casual Vacancy - - -
Carolyn Mitchell FRAIA 9 of 11 6 of 8 Y
Anthony Parsons RAIA 9 of 11 5 of 8 N

The five Chapter Councillors elected in the 2023 General Election will join their colleagues on the NSW Chapter Council in 2024:

  • Adam Haddow RAIA – NSW Chapter President 
  • Callantha Brigham FRAIA
  • Nicole Robinson RAIA
  • Walter Brindle RAIA
  • David McCrae RAIA
  • Gabrielle Pelletier RAIA.

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 2022 Council meetings attended in 2023 (to date) Seeking re-election?
Andrew Swenson RAIA 6 of 8 5 of 6 Y
Flynn Carr Grad RAIA 5 of 8 6 of 6 Y
Miriam Wallace RAIA 3 of 8 4 of 6 TBC
Casual Vacancy - - -
Casual Vacancy - - -

The five Chapter Councillors elected in the 2023 General Election will join their colleagues on the NT Chapter Council in 2024:

  • Rossi Kourounis RAIA – NT Chapter President (Current term ending 2024)
  • Jenny Culgan RAIA – NT Immediate Past President 
  • Alex Quin RAIA
  • Bede Taylor RAIA.

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 2022 Council meetings attended in 2023 (to date) Seeking re-election?
Tamarind Taylor RAIA 8 of 10 7 of 8 N
Lisa Moore FRAIA 10 of 10 5 of 8 N
Adj. Prof. Jim Gall FRAIA 9 of 10 5 of 8 Y
Belinda Allwood FRAIA 10 of 10 7 of 8 Y
Paul Jones RAIA 3 of 10 3 of 8 N

The five Chapter Councillors elected in the 2023 General Election will join their colleagues on the Queensland Chapter Council in 2024:

  • Amy Degenhart LFRAIA – Queensland Chapter President (current term ending 2024)
  • Shy Tay RAIA
  • Leah Gallagher RAIA
  • Aaron Peters RAIA
  • Caroline Stalker 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 2022 Council meetings attended in 2023 (to date) Seeking re-election?
Philippe Naudin RAIA 8 of 10 7 of 8 N
Kirstie Coultas RAIA 7 of 10 4 of 8 Y
Adam Hannon RAIA 7 of 10 5 of 8 Y
Jon Lowe RAIA * - 6 of 7 Y
Olympia Halder * - 4 of 7 Y

The five Chapter Councillors elected in the 2023 General Election will join their colleagues on the SA Chapter Council in 2024:

  • Chris Morley RAIA – SA Chapter President 
  • Josephine Evans RAIA
  • Katica Pedisic Associate RAIA
  • Yaara Plaves RAIA
  • Simon Frost RAIA
  • Rua Hashlamoun RAIA.
 * 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.

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 2022 Council meetings attended in 2023 (to date) Seeking re-election?
Gaetano Palmese RAIA 11 of 11 7 of 8 Y
Lucy Burke-Smith RAIA 8 of 11 6 of 8 Y
Kate Symons RAIA 10 of 11 8 of 8 Y
Andrew Williamson FRAIA * 3 of 6 7 of 8 Y
Hugh Maguire ** - - Y

The five Chapter Councillors elected in the 2023 General Election will join their colleagues on the Tasmanian Chapter Council in 2024:

  • Casual Vacancy – Tasmanian Chapter President (Current term ending 2025)
  • Jason Licht RAIA
  • Daniel Lane RAIA
  • Will Harkness RAIA
  • Michael Loubser RAIA
  • Jonathan Buist RAIA
  • Katherine Vand & Aaron Lougoon RAIA (EmAGN Co-chair)
  • Nuri Mohamed (SONA).

 * 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 Appointed on 2/11/2023. 

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 2022 Council meetings attended in 2023 (to date) Seeking re-election?
Michael Moloney RAIA * - 4 of 6 Y
Aimee Goodwin RAIA 8 of 11 8 of 10 Y
Nick Bourns RAIA 9 of 11 7 of 10 Y
Sophie Cleland RAIA 8 of 11 7 of 10 N
Nadine Samaha FRAIA 10 of 11 6 of 10 N

The five Chapter Councillors elected in the 2023 General Election will join their colleagues on the Victorian Chapter Council in 2024:

  • David Wagner FRAIA – Victorian Chapter President (current term ending 2024)
  • Sarah Bryant RAIA
  • Bradley Kerr RAIA
  • Gumji Kang RAIA
  • Stephanie Bullock RAIA
  • Robert Caulfield LFRAIA. 

 * 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.

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 2022 Council meetings attended in 2023 (to date) Seeking re-election?
Kevin Mitchem Grad RAIA 10 of 10 8 of 8 N
David Gibson RAIA 10 of 10 7 of 8 Y
Mark Young RAIA * - 3 of 8 Y
Anna Silva RAIA 7 of 10 7 of 8 N
Simone Robeson RAIA 10 of 10 8 of 8 Y

The five Chapter Councillors elected in the 2023 General Election will join their colleagues on the WA Chapter Council in 2024:

  • Sandy Anghie RAIA – WA Chapter President 
  • Ross Donaldson FRAIA
  • Mike Sneyd RAIA
  • Damien Maxwell RAIA
  • Kim Muir RAIA
  • Kylie Maxfield RAIA Grad.

 * 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.

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