RIBA President Stats

A few years back, I worked in the research department of the RIBA. One thing I always meant to do but never got round to was to do was find out a bit more on the past presidents of RIBA to see what facts I could find out about them.

Here’s the beginnings of what I’ve found. I’ll add to this as I get more data.

The datafile is available on GitHub.

Things I Found Out

  • There have been 71 presidents over a 182 year period.
  • The majority of Presidents have been male (68 male Presidents), with only 3 female Presidents.
  • All 3 female Presidents have served recently, in the last 10 years.
  • 3 people have served more than once:
  • The longest serving President was the inaugural President, Thomas Philip Earl de Grey who server for 24 years.
  • 9 presidents have served 3 year terms.
  • The majority, 59 Presidents, have server 2 year terms.
  • 3 Presidents server a 1 year term.
  • One President, George Edmund Street died in office, serving less than 1 year.
  • 3 generations of Waterhouse’s served as President: Alfred Waterhouse, his son Paul Waterhouse and his grandson Michael Waterhouse.
  • 2 generations of Scott’s served:  George Gilbert Scott and his grandson Giles Gilbert Scott.

The Presidents List

StartEndFirst NameMiddle NameSurnameF/MYears Served
20172019BenDerbyshireM2
20152017JaneDuncanF2
20132015StephenHodderM2
20112013AngelaBradyF2
20092011RuthReedF2
20072009SunandPrasadM2
20052007JackPringleM2
20032005GeorgeFergusonM2
20012003PaulHyettM2
19992001MarcoGoldschmiedM2
19971999DavidRockM2
19951997OwenLuderM2
19931995FrankDuffyM2
19911993RichardMacCormacM2
19891991MaxwellHutchinsonM2
19871989RodHackneyM2
19851987LarryRollandM2
19831985MichaelManserM2
19811983OwenLuderM2
19791981JohnBrianJeffersonM2
19771979GordonGrahamM2
19751977EricLyonsM2
19731975FredPooleyM2
19711973AlexGordonM2
19691971PeterFaulknerShepheardM2
19671969HughWilsonM2
19651967LionelGordon BaliolBrettM2
19641965DonaldEvelyn EdwardGibsonM1
19621964RobertHoggMatthewM2
19601962WilliamHolfordM2
19581960BasilSpenceM2
19561958KennethCrossM2
19541956CharlesHerbertAslinM2
19521954HowardRobertsonM2
19501952AndrewGrahamHendersonM2
19481950MichaelWaterhouseM2
19461948LancelotKeayM2
19431946PercyEdwardThomasM3
19401943WilliamHenryAnsellM3
19391940EdwinStanleyHallM1
19371939HarryStuart GoodheartRendelM2
19351937PercyEdwardThomasM2
19331935GilesGilbertScottM2
19311933RaymondUnwinM2
19291931BanisterFlightFletcherM2
19271929WalterTapperM2
19251927EdwardGuyDawberM2
19231925JohnAlfredGotchM2
19221923PaulWaterhouseM1
19191921JohnWilliamSimpsonM2
19171919HenryThomasHareM2
19141917ErnestNewtonM3
19121914ReginaldBlomfieldM2
19101912LeonardStokesM2
19081910ErnestGeorgeM2
19061908ThomasEdwardCollcuttM2
19041906JohnBelcherM2
19021904AstonWebbM2
18991902WilliamEmersonM3
18961899GeorgeAitchisonM3
18941896FrancisCranmerPenroseM2
18911894JohnMacvicarAndersonM3
18881890AlfredWaterhouseM2
18861887EdwardI'AnsonM1
18841886EwanChristianM2
18821884HoraceJonesM2
18811881GeorgeEdmundStreet (died in office)M0
18791881JohnWichcord Jr.M2
18761879CharlesBarry Jr.M3
18731876GeorgeGilbertScottM3
18701873ThomasHenryWyattM3
18671870WilliamTiteM3
18651867AlexanderJames BeresfordHopeM2
18631865ThomasLevertonDonaldsonM2
18611863WilliamTiteM2
18601861CharlesRobertCockerellM1
18351859ThomasPhilipEarl De GreyM24