The six nationally elected seats were awarded to the following Chartered Members, who will sit on Council for a three-year term from 2009 – 2012:
Sir Sydney Chapman
The following Chartered Members have been appointed as Regional Council Members, they will also serve a three-year term:
East Midlands - Derek Cottrell and William Smedley
North East - Peter Udall and Dolan Conway
North West - Matt Brook and Simone Ridyard
Yorkshire - Ian Collins and Gerard Bareham
Alex Bancroft and Sara Tilley were elected as the Student Members of Council, and Elena Tsolakis as the Graduate Member of Council; all three will serve a one-year term. All Council appointments will commence from 1 September 2009.
The RIBA is governed by a body of sixty trustees, elected from among the RIBA membership, the majority of whom are chartered architects. Chaired by the President, Council meets four times annually and is ultimately responsible for the conduct and development of the institute. Council passes down detailed responsibility and technical focus to the four subsidiary companies of the RIBA, each with its own board of directors and trustees.
The election was independently conducted by Electoral Reform Services, using the single transferable vote electoral system.