AACA CEO Kate Doyle will step down in March 2021 after six years in the role, at the completion of the review of the National Standard of Competency for Architects, a critical project as the Standard is the benchmark for registration as an architect in Australia.

Under Doyle’s leadership, all assessment programs on the path to registration have been reviewed and updated in line with best practice; agreements to facilitate professional mobility of architects between Australia and Canada and Australia and the USA have been developed, and similar agreements with the UK are also being negotiated.

Over the last few years AACA has published a range of research and reports about the architectural profession that are recognised as primary sources by industry stakeholders – including Architectural Education and the Profession (2019), the first research project in this space involving all industry stakeholders.

“Kate has led enormous changes in the AACA over the past six years”, says Catherine Townsend, AACA president.

“The AACA has become more relevant and Kate leaves the AACA in a respected position at this critical time of focus on regulation in the construction industry. On behalf of the Board I thank Kate for her outstanding leadership and unfailing professionalism,” she says.

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