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RIBA London chair faces no-confidence vote

The RIBA is in crisis this morning as its London chair, Azar Djamali, is facing a vote of no confidence at a meeting today. Allegedly, minutes taken from a recent meeting show that John Devlin, RIBA’s Vice President for Membership, heard so many ‘shocking’ accusations about the council’s behaviour, he insisted that RIBA London’s regional council be monitored for the next two years.

Azar Djamali is currently at the centre of a hostile debate; the council is split between those who are attempting to oust her and others who fiercely defend her, claiming she is an ‘innocent party’. Architect and former RIBA council member Sam Webb, said: “I’ve written to both Ruth Reed and [chief executive] Harry Rich about the way this meeting has been organised. My concern is that she’s been set up and has not been given the chance to defend herself.”

An internal investigation is currently underway after the RIBA hired a barrister to get to the crux of the matter. A spokeswoman for the RIBA said: “The Charity Commission has confirmed it is investigating a complaint…this is a live issue, therefore it is not appropriate for us to comment further.”

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