RIBA Enterprises chair to step down

Clive Carr is to step down as chair of the board of enterprises for the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) after almost 30 years.

During his time as chair for the commercial subsidiary of RIBA, Mr. Carr has helped RIBA Enterprises grow and thrive. He led the company’s acquisition of National Building Specification (NBS) and championed investment in new technologies such as Building Information Modelling (BIM).

Mr. Carr said: “I am very proud of all that RIBA Enterprises has achieved and congratulate everyone involved in the development of the company. We are well placed to take advantage of the exciting opportunities unfolding and I look forward to watching progress over the years ahead.”

With a background in publishing, Mr. Carr’s varied business experience also includes leadership and board roles in the hospitality and sport sectors. He is also a practicing artist and lifelong vice president of Arsenal football club.

He was awarded an RIBA Honorary Fellowship in 2014.

Harry Rich, chief executive of RIBA, said: “RIBA Enterprises has achieved great things under Clive’s chairing and we are immensely grateful for his consistent support and leadership.

“RIBA Enterprises’ activities and profits support our work with and for members and our public engagement that raises awareness of the importance of architecture and the built environment.”

RIBA is now starting the process of recruiting a new chair to lead the RIBA Enterprises board in the next phase of the company’s development.

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