Richard joins us with extensive experience in corporate and charity retail and fundraising, having most recently worked for the British Heart Foundation. He brings a new perspective to the role where he will work closely with our community to generate new income streams and awareness raising for ABS, including expanding and refining our current events programme and building strong relationships with our corporate partners.
Richard says: “Building and nurturing relationships is important to me. ABS, with it’s 170 year history, continues to evolve. It has a strong community of support and I look forward to continuing to meet more members of the architectural community at our presentations and events and working with many of you in due course.”
We are also delighted to welcome Anne Cosentino as our Wellbeing Programme Lead. Anne will be introducing our Workplace Wellbeing Essentials Programme, which will officially launch next month. This programme has been designed to provide expertise, guidance and training for mental wellbeing and psychological resilience at work, as well as leadership development.
Many of you may know Anne from her previous role as RIBA’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Lead. She has considerable experience within the architectural community and has represented RIBA on several external EDI panels and committees. She is also a member of networks such the Architects Mental Wellbeing Forum and Women in Architecture.
Anne says: “I am committed to advocating for the creation of safe, mentally healthy workplace cultures to enable everyone to thrive at work. I am looking forward to introducing this programme with my colleagues at ABS as a step towards this vision”
We warmly welcome Richard and Anne to the ABS team. It is a very exciting time for our charity and we look forward to working with them both.