The Australian Institute of Architects’ (AIA) CEO Julia Cambage has stepped down from the position after taking on the role in January 2019.

AIA National President, Tony Giannone says in an email to AIA members he wishes Cambage the best for the future.

“We thank Julia for her many valuable contributions to the Institute including raising the profile of the Institute and setting a standard for engagement that will ensure a sustainable future,” he says. 

“Julia leaves us with our best wishes in her future endeavours.”

At the time of her appointment, Cambage talked of uniting AIA members to ensure the message from Australia’s built environment professionals was streamlined and integrated.

“It’s about uniting our voice and ensuring we’re able as an Institute to communicate our message very articulately and clearly to our target market,’ she says in an AIA media release from the time of her appointment.

“It will ultimately unite the architectural sector and allied professions across the built environment so we’re not standing alone. So we’re united as a group with others who have vested interests in making sure we’re doing good things for our communities.

“The ultimate goal is to improve the lives of many through the built environment, through establishing and enabling an environment that is high quality. The only way you can do that is through collaboration and engagement – this is for everyone, and not just for some.”

The AIA’s current Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary, Barry Whitmore, will take the reins as interim CEO. The AIA says it will begin the process of appointing a new CEO in the near future.

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