From the Tasmanian Executive Director – January 2021

I hope you have all enjoyed a wonderful and relaxing holiday with family and friends after a challenging 2020 that certainly required resolve and agility to navigate. As we venture into 2021, I look forward to working with you all toward strengthening the profession and advocating to all levels of government and the broader community about the value that architecture and design bring to society.

I am pleased to inform you that after the recent Chapter Council elections, the Tasmania Chapter will be lead by Craig Rosevear in his appointment to the Tasmanian Chapter Council as President – a very sincere congratulations! Craig will also take office as a National Councillor (Chapter-elected) at the beginning of the first National Council meeting for 2021. I would like to thank Shamus once again for his humility and gentle resolve as he went about the business of guiding the Chapter over the past two years. The contribution is enormous and it is difficult to truly express the level of gratitude that reflects his efforts.

Because a total of six nominations were received for five Chapter Council positions, an election was required. I am pleased to inform you of that the Chapter will also be represented by the following successful candidates who will also take office for a two-year term at the first 2021 Chapter Council meeting. They are Jason Licht, Daniel Lane, Will Harkness, Dik Jarman and Jonathan Buist. I feel the Chapter is in great hands and our team look forward to working with Chapter Council on the issues that are important to the profession.

Sadly we farewell from Chapter Council Yvette Breytenbach, Emily Ouston and Richard Crawford, all of whom have contributed enormously to the Chapter and the profession. I thank them sincerely for this, both personally and on behalf of the membership. Finally, thank you all as a membership for participating in the Institute’s important governance processes through both nominating and voting in the elections.

As we move forward I hope we can collectively work for further gains in understanding the benefit that architecture brings to the community and society more broadly.

Jennifer Nichols

Executive Director, Tasmanian Chapter
Australian Institute of Architects