Board Member


Welcome to the Board section of the APEAS website

Membership of the APEAS Board includes two fixed term (2 year) appointments for two recently qualified Architects, who have participated in the APEAS examination process, to serve on the Board.  We currently have two vacancies which have arisen due to the completion of the previous members appointments.  If you have recently passed the Part 3 Examination with APEAS, you are invited to apply.

  • This appointment does not carry any remuneration, although reasonable expenses will be paid
  • There are normally 4 Board meetings per annum
  • The person appointed will become a Director of APEAS

To apply, please forward a brief CV (max 2 x A4 pages) to

If you wish to discuss this further prior to applying, please provide us with a contact telephone number and our CEO, Peter Kahan will telephone you.

The Board has overall responsibility for managing the Company*.  As such the Board’s responsibilities include the following:

  1. Ensuring that APEAS meets the three objectives set out in the Company’s Memorandum of Association. A note of these objectives can be found here.
  2. Setting policy and objectives for the Company.
  3. Ensuring the necessary financial and human resources and expertise are in place to ensure the viability of the Part 3 Examination in Professional Practice and Management over the long term.
  4. Taking any actions necessary on the basis of annual reports received from external examiners, the Convenor of the Examination Committee and the Senior Examiner of the Practice Examiners Committee to ensure that rigorous  quality assurance procedures and standards are continually applied to the APEAS Part 3 Examination process.
  5. Submitting an annual monitoring report to the Architects Registration Board and overseeing arrangements for the re-prescription of APEAS on a four yearly cycle.
  6. Overseeing arrangements for the validation of APEAS by RIBA on a four yearly basis.  * It should be noted that APEAS is a Company limited by guarantee and does not have a share capital. APEAS is also a registered charity.

The membership of the APEAS Board is as follows:

  • Heads of Schools, or their representatives, from the five Scottish Institutions which have recognised programmes in Architecture
  • 3 chartered architects nominated by the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland
  • 1 architect (non-chartered)
  • 2 lay persons
  • 1 Convenor of the Examination Committee

Anyone interested in serving on the APEAS Board should send a C.V. to Dr. Peter Kahan. Selection to the Board is made by agreement between the serving directors. In deciding whether a person should serve or not the directors will take into account the current size and composition of the Board and the expertise that the person can bring to the work of the Board.

Current Board members are as listed below.  Please click on the name to see a short biography.

Garry Adam                                     (University of Dundee)

Nick Blair                                         (Convenor of Examination Committee)

Irene Bruce                                      (Lay member)

Andrew Agapiou                             (University of Strathclyde)

Kate Carter                                      (Unattached Architect)

Claire Cockburn                              (RIAS member)

Sabeya Hanif                                   (Recently registered Architect)

Peter Kahan                                     (Secretary to the Board)

Tahar Kouider                                 (Robert Gordon University)

Andy Law                                         (Chair)

Neil McDonald                               (Recently registered Architect)

Fiona McLachlan                           (University of Edinburgh)

Alan Plumtree                                (Lay member)

Sally Stewart                                   (Glasgow School of Art)

Each Board member is also a director of the Company. The liability of each director is limited to £1 of the Company’s assets.

The APEAS Board normally meets four times a year – one of these includes an AGM followed by a Board meeting.

There is no salary attached to being a Board member, however members are reimbursed for reasonable expenses incurred in connection with their duties.

Further information about the work of the APEAS Board can be obtained by contacting Dr. Peter Kahan, Chief Executive Officer.

We hope we have answered all your questions already, but if you have any more questions to ask please contact the CEO of APEAS.

If we find we receive a number of queries, we will include the answers on a FAQ page here.