Thank you Jane
ABS is saying goodbye to outgoing President Jane Duncan OBE PPRIBA. Jane has been ABS President for four years and has helped significantly raise the profile of the Society in many ways, from raising awareness of the Mental Health & Wellbeing partnership with Anxiety UK, to helping fundraise thousands of pounds in support of the Emergency Covid-19 Appeal. Jane’s dedication and commitment to supporting the architectural community has been incredibly valuable.
The staff team and Trustees are looking forward to continuing to work with Jane on future fundraising events including #Time2Sketch and Quizmas.
ABS is excited to welcome Eddie Weir PPCIAT MCIAT as President. As an ABS Ambassador since 2017, Eddie has played a pivotal role in raising awareness and fundraising within the architectural community. He was the Society’s first CIAT Ambassador in Northern Ireland and now becomes the Society’s first Architectural Technologist in the role of President in the charity’s 173-year history.
Robert Ball ABS Chief Executive, says:
“We are delighted to welcome Eddie Weir as our new President. Eddie genuinely cares about the welfare of people who have fallen on difficult times and is a strong advocate for the support ABS can offer. The team and I at ABS admire him greatly and it is clearly evident that so do his colleagues and peers in our community. We look forward to working together to make a difference to the lives of those who need us.”
Eddie was President of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) from 2019 – 2021 and his involvement with ABS has been paramount in helping the charity establish new connections, leading to greater event participation and increased donations.
He is committed to helping people within the architectural community and we look forward to working with him as our new President.
Eddie Weir says:
“It is an absolute pleasure and honour to be elected as the next ABS President. ABS continues to be a symbol of hope and support for those within and close to the architectural community and has done for many years.
The architectural industry can be a demanding environment; and for some these demands can take their toll and detrimentally manifest themselves in many forms. It is incredible to know that the Society is here to offer help and support to those in our professions who may be experiencing difficult times. For this, I shall continue as always to promote the support that ABS offers to our architectural community.
Thank you to everyone for your continued kind wishes.
I look forward to working closely with the ABS team and our wonderful group of Ambassadors; and to continue with our work raising awareness and advising that this support in its many different guises is available for those who need it.”
Over the course of his Presidency, Eddie will work with the Society on a range of new projects that will support more people in the community as well as continue to raise awareness and vital funds to provide long term sustainable growth well into the future.