At a Special General Meeting held on 28 June 2018 in the Albert Halls, Stirling, 57 Chartered Members of the RIAS voted unanimously in favour of significant and progressive reform.

  • New Interim Bye-laws allowing:
    • nominees for President to be drawn from all the Chartered Membership,
    • the President to be voted in by Chartered Members by ballot,
    • Student and Associate (graduates working towards Part III) Members to vote for a maximum of two Student/ Associate representatives on Council by ballot.

The RIAS believe this is the first vital step towards refreshed governance making the RIAS stronger, more accountable and better placed to champion the profession as well as having a much more engaged membership.

We would urge all members to participate in these elections and to help make the RIAS the organisation you would wish it to be.


Candidates Reviews and Hustings

Nominations will be available for consideration and review by the membership from Monday 20th August for a period of 4 weeks. Each Chapter will promote the candidates (details will be confirmed).

  • voting for 3 weeks w/c 10th September.
  • This would allow us to go to an AGM in October.
  • a hustings event will take place in Edinburgh on 29th August - SAVE THE DATE


Voting information will be delivered electronically where possible to reduce unnecessary printing and mailing.

Members who have recently changed their contact details are asked to update their information as soon as possible. This can be done by contacting the RIAS at membership@rias.org.uk, Tel: 0131 229 7545

Voting will open the week commencing 10th September and allow 3 weeks for the membership to vote.

The results will be announced early October 2018. The President will be installed at the AGM planned for October 2018. All newly elected members will sit on the next Council meeting scheduled for the 6th December 2018.

For assistance with the documents and the submission of completed election documents, candidates should contact the RIAS.

Members who will continue on Council

All other members of Council will remain as shown on the RIAS website.