Two new members appointed to ARB board


Dr Teri Okoro and Cindy Leslie have been appointed to the Architects Registration Board by the Privy Council following recommendations from Chris Pincher

Both members have been appointed to ARB’s board for four years from 1 March 2021 until 28 February 2025.

Dr Teri Okoro is an experienced non-executive director and chartered architect with over thirty years senior experience.

Okoro is founder and director of architecture practice TOCA and has held prior leadership roles in the commercial and not-for-profit sectors.

She is a RIBA fellow, an expert adviser for Historic England and a Construction Industry Council Diversity and Inclusion Panel member.

Having provided extensive diversity and inclusion consultancy to the sector, Teri will contribute her broad industry knowledge, governance and inclusion expertise to the Board.

Cindy Leslie joins the Board as a lay member.

She has had a successful career as a solicitor for many years, focusing on dispute resolution for a wide variety of commercial clients.

Leslie brings to the Board significant non-executive experience in a number of different areas including regulation, Higher Education and the charity sector.

Leslie has extensive regulatory experience as a fitness to practise panel member for the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the Health and Care Professions Council.

The Privy Council has also reappointed Derek Bray, a current lay member, to the Board for a further three years, commencing on 1 March 2021 until 29 February 2024.

Upholding the reputation of the architects’ profession

Architects Registration Board chair, Alan Kershaw, said: “I am delighted to welcome Teri and Cindy to the ARB board.

“Between them they bring a huge amount of experience across several sectors, enabling us to further extend the breadth and range of qualities available to the organisation as we pursue the ambitious agenda we have set for this year and beyond.

“I eagerly look forward to exploring the areas where they can make a particular contribution to our work of protecting the public and upholding the reputation of the architects’ profession.

“I am similarly delighted that Derek Bray will continue as a member of the board.

“He has been a strength to us over the past two years and we will continue to benefit from his knowledge and experience.”


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