Associate Director, Chithra Marsh, will play a crucial role in shaping the future of the profession after achieving an uncontested election to the RIBA’s National Council.
Following last month's elections, Chithra has become one of two regionally elected North West councillors; a position that will run for a three-year term.
The Council is made up of a 45-strong team of the RIBA’s members, who are responsible for the organisation’s conduct and development. Meeting four times a year, it passes down detailed responsibility and technical focus to the RIBA board and main committees.
Her role will include representing the interests of North West architects at a national level and inputting into important decisions taken by RIBA about the profession.
Chithra’s aim during her time on the Council will be to help the RIBA curate a sustainable future for the profession by promoting equity and inclusivity and shaping a future for the next generation.
Commenting on her election, Chithra Marsh, said: “It is a privilege to have been elected to represent the North West voice of the profession at national level. I firmly believe that to create great architecture and to enrich the environments in which we live, we need to ensure at we have a diversity of talent within the profession. I look forward to championing this message and to contributing to the important work the RIBA does over the coming years.”
In addition to her role on the Council, Chithra sits on the RIBA’s Standards Committee, is co-chair of the RIBA North West Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and a strategic ambassador for social enterprise PLACED. She is also the former Chair of Women in Property’s North West branch and currently its Inclusion Champion.