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Voting in the 2016 election of architects to the Architects Registration Board closed at noon on Tuesday 1 March 2016.

Electoral Reform Services, the independent body appointed to conduct the election, has notified me of the votes cast.  I am pleased to announce the results in order of election:

Jason Bill
Alex Wright
Sue Roaf
Danna Walker
Susan Ware
Guy Maxwell
Richard Parnaby

The elected Board members will commence their term on 1 April 2016.  The period of office for Board members, elected under the Board’s election scheme, is four years.

A summary of the election data is included below:

Number of ballot papers despatched 36,053

Number of ballot papers returned (by post) 3,030

Number of ballot papers returned (by internet) 2,777

Number of votes cast 5,807

Number of invalid ballot papers 35

Number of valid ballot papers counted 5,772

Percentage of eligible voters who voted 16.11%

Karen Holmes
Returning Officer


Quote from Architects Registration Board Chair – Beatrice Fraenkel

Commenting after the election Beatrice Fraenkel, the Chair of the Architects Registration Board said:

‘Congratulations to those who have been successfully elected to the Board.  We wholeheartedly welcome Jason Bill, Guy Maxwell, Sue Roaf and Danna Walker who are joining our team for the first time and we welcome back Richard Parnaby, Soo Ware and Alex Wright who have all been re-elected to the Board.  I look forward to working with them all to continue building a strong, corporate Board.  It is widely recognised, both in the public and private sector, that Board’s operate best when drawing on the diverse backgrounds and experiences of their members and our newly elected Board Members will contribute to this important process.  As Board members of a public body we all have a key role to play in delivering on the remit of the Act, regulating the profession in the public interest.  There will be a series of induction days for the Board, commencing in April, which will provide our newly elected members with an introduction to the Board’s work and values as they undertake these important roles.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank John Assael, Ruth Brennan, Hans G Eisner, Myra Kinghorn and Andrew Mortimer who are leaving the Board, for their contribution to the work of the regulator.  Their hard work and commitment has made a notable impact on our journey over recent years.  Additonally, thanks to those candidates who put themselves forward for election, but who were unsuccessful, for taking part in the election process.’


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