Chief Executive, Royal Institute of British Architects

Lead expert on the Future of Cities.

Harry Rich has been Chief Executive of the Royal Institute of British Architects since 2009. He was previously Chief Executive of Enterprise UK, increasing entrepreneurship in the UK, and Deputy Chief Executive at the Design Council. Harry has lead and developed businesses in industrial distribution, retailing and publishing. He has been a keynote speaker at business conferences around the world and trained as a commercial lawyer.

Harry is a governor of the University for the Creative Arts, a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute, a member of the government’s Creative Industries Council and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He has been a non-executive director of the Advertising Standards Authority, a member of the international advisory board of the US-based Design Management Institute, served on the Press Complaint Commission’s Charter Compliance Panel and was a Justice of the Peace.