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Governance

Welcome to the Australian Institute of Architect’s Governance page. On this page you will find the Institute's Annual Report, Articles of Association, Code of Professional Conduct, Member Consultation Policy, Privacy Policy and Strategic Plan.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the governing body of The Australian Institute of Architects Limited. The Board works closely with National Council who is responsible for the over-arching policy of the Institute.

Board of Directors as at August 2016

Name Position
Prof Ken Maher LFRAIA National President
Mr Richard Kirk FRAIA President Elect
Mr Jonathan Clements FRAIA Immediate Past President
Ms Helen Lochhead FRAIA Hon Treasurer
Mr Philip Griffiths FRAIA Hon Secretary
Ms Genevieve Overell Independent Director
Ms Sarah Richardson Independent Director
Ms Giselle Collins
Independent Director 

AGM

The Institute's 87th Annual General Meeting was held at 41X in Melbourne on Friday 13 May 2016. The proposed governance changes as outlined in the Notice of the AGM (below) were passed and will come into effect on 22 August 2016.

The minutes for the meeting are available here.

Annual Report

The Institute's state and territory, corporate, public and financial activities for previous years are outlined in the relevant Annual Reports below.

To request a hard copy version of the latest annual report contact the Executive Support Team.

2015 Annual Report

Download the full Annual Report 
Download the Notice of AGM

2014 Annual Report

Download the concise Annual Report 
Download the full Annual Report (members only - requires log in)
Download the Notice of AGM (members only - requires log in)

2013 Annual Report

Download the concise version (printer friendly)

Previous reports (full versions - requires log in)

 

Articles of Association

Since formation in 1929, first registration in NSW in 1930, and now with ASIC, the 'constitution' of the not-for-profit corporation limited by guarantee is the Institute's Memorandum and Articles of Association. Its contents are amended from time to time by the Institute's voting members at a general meeting.

The Regulations set procedures expanding on aspects of the Articles and are made and varied from time to time by National Council – the Board of the Institute. They are compiled in the Memorandum and Articles of Association (see above).

Code of Professional Conduct

This is the code governing the conduct of members of the Australian Institute of Architects after 31 January 2006.

Download the Code of Professional Conduct.

Gender Equity Policy

This policy establishes a set of policy principles to ensure the Institute and its members are aligned in valuing and exhibiting principles of fairness and equity, which lead to the provision of equal opportunities, rights and benefits to all men and women engaged within the architectural profession, and to eliminate gender-based impacts on the participation and progression of women within the profession.

Download the Gender Equity Policy.

Member Consultation Policy

This policy governs the Institute's engagement with members and stakeholders.

Download the Member Consultation Policy.

Privacy Policy

This policy governs the Institute's collection and use of members' and stakeholders' information.

Download the Privacy Policy.

Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan is the organisation's blueprint. It is based on a suite of defined strategic outcomes and objectives, considered from the following four key perspectives: stakeholder perspective, internal processes, learning and growth and financial perspective.

The Strategy Map defines how the Institute will achieve its goals.

Download the Strategy Map.
Stakeholder perspective
Outcomes Objectives
S1 Membership of the Institute is valued
S11 To deliver and promote valued, inspiring and relevant services and events to support practice, members and prospective members
S12 To embrace diversity and ensure equitable access to the benefits of membership regardless of location, gender, age or ability
S13 To recognise and promote members' contributions and achievements
S14 To structure and promote membership appropriate to all career stages and circumstances
S15 To expand outreach to non-members within the profession
S2 Partners are strong and aligned with the Institute
S21 To develop effective collaboration with subsidiaries, relevant corporations and industry stakeholders
S3 Public policy on architecture and the built environment is substantial and effective
S31 To influence government and the community to recognise and deliver quality architecture and a sustainable built environment
S4 The community values architects as leading professionals
S41 To deliver and promote valued, inspiring and relevant services and events to support practice, members and prospective members
S42 To embrace diversity and ensure equitable access to the benefits of membership regardless of location, gender, age or ability
S43 To recognise and promote members' contributions and achievements
S44 To structure and promote membership appropriate to all career stages and circumstances
S45 To expand outreach to non-members within the profession
Internal processes perspective
Outcomes Objectives
P1 Effective engagement with members and stakeholders
P11 To deliver effective communications to members and the community
P12 To effectively respond to input and feedback from members and stakeholders
P13 To encourage and facilitate members engagement in policy-making
P2 Exemplar employer
P21 To attract, engage and retain exceptional people through best practice human resources management and operating environments
P3 Exemplary governance
P31 To implement best practice in governance
Learning and growth perspective
Outcomes Objectives
L1 Future of the profession is secured through knowledge development and transfer
L11 To influence and contribute to the development of architectural education and research
L12 To develop dynamic knowledge databases for the benefit of members, the profession and the community
L2 Members achieve excellence through life-long learning
L21 To require members to develop their knowledge and skills through ongoing professional development
L3 The Institute acknowledges its presence and responsibility in a global context
L31 To foster links and collaborate with overseas architectural organisations
L32 To promote Australian architecture internationally
L33 To encourage member awareness of global issues affecting the built environment
L4 The Institute is an innovative, learning organisation
L41 To develop organisational skills and resources to lead change and achieve the strategic vision
Financial perspective
Outcomes Objectives
F1 Financial strength to lead
F11 To grow the value of group net assets to achieve economic sustainability
F12 To grow the value of group net assets to achieve economic sustainability
F2 Effective financial management
F21 To maximise management effectiveness through timely, transparent and comprehensive financial reporting, analysis and forecasting