The Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) says their recent staffing changes will create a more efficient organisation with greater strategic alignment and a more direct focus on members.

Three new General Managers including Jamie Penrose, Cameron Frazer and Vanessa Goss have been appointed to the AIA while former General Managers Peter Macie and Carmel McCormack have left the institute on redundancy packages.

Current staffers Greg Hughes and Cameron Frazer will remain with the Institute under new job titles. Hughes will move to a new role as National Manager of the People Places and Culture division and Frazer will take up the General Manager role of the Commercial and Community division.

The AIA assures members that it will continue to deliver its full range of programs, services and events during the transition periods and in the future.

About the new general managers (from the AIA):

Jamie Penrose has been appointed to the new position of General Manager Member Engagement. Jamie has recently come from a similar role as the Director, Member Services for the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, was previously the General Manager Marketing at Engineers Australia, and has also held leadership roles with Animal Health Australia and the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre. Jamie commenced his new position on 26 May 2014. Jamie is based at National Office, Canberra.

Cameron Frazer, previously the Institute’s General Manager of Archicentre, has accepted the new position of General Manager Commercial and Community, and commenced his role in early May. Cameron will continue to be based in Melbourne.

Vanessa Goss has been appointed General Manager Shared Services. Over the past decade or more, Vanessa has been employed in a range of change-focused and corporate services roles as General Manager, Chief Executive Officer and Company Secretary. She has worked for a number of non-profit and commercial organisations spanning rural research and development, advertising, communications and legal services. Vanessa commences her new role today and is based at National Office, Canberra.