Jane Duncan

Architect , Jane Duncan Properties Ltd

Jane Duncan Architects & Interiors Ltd was set up in Little Chalfont, Bucks, in 1992. The Award-winning practice specialises in high-end residential schemes including sustainable houses, historic buildings, commercial, education, schools and community buildings, principally throughout the South of England. Jane campaigns for improved business skills in architecture and won the election for RIBA Presidency in 2014 on a manifesto to increase diversity in the profession. Awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list 2018 for services to diversity in the profession, she was made an Honorary Fellow of AIA in 2019. Jane's current advocacy, post Grenfell, is to influence government fire safety regulations, and improve competence, collaboration, skills and accountability in the construction industry. She: • Chairs the RIBA Expert Panel on Fire Safety after Grenfell 2017 to present. • Served as RIBA President from 2015 to 2017 • Was first RIBA Equality & Diversity Champion from 2012 – 2015. • Is a founder member of Equilibrium Network, to promote gender diversity at the top of organisations across the built environment. • Is a founder of YADA, bringing together young architects and developers.