Crone is delighted to announce that our Chief Operating Officer, Kathlyn Loseby, has been unanimously appointed as President of the NSW Australian Institute of Architects (AIA), effective from 6 February 2019.
Kathlyn will be leading the AIA’s NSW Chapter for the next two years as it works to help businesses, institutions and the community benefit from the value architects provide to society.
Greg Crone CEO and Chair of Crone Architects says, “We are proud to see the AIA has recognised the same talent, passion and resourcefulness that we see in Kathlyn. The team and I look forward to supporting her in this new role and we eagerly await the positive changes she will bring to the profession.”
Kathlyn says, “I feel very privileged to have been appointed as President and I look forward to working with the captains of industry for the betterment of society and its end users. My time in this position will be driven by three key pillars: procurement, advocacy and equality, all with the overall aim of improving the quality of the built environment that surrounds us.”
Kathlyn is the fourth woman to be appointed to this role since the foundation of the NSW Chapter of the AIA in 1871.
“As part of my new role I will focus on increasing women’s exposure in the industry and supporting all architects striving for a senior position in the profession. I also remain committed to expanding the success of the NSW Champions of Change program to address gender equality in the industry. Crone is a founding member of this program and we’ve seen first-hand the benefits it can bring in helping practices provide opportunities for women to flourish. Last year we introduced the NSW Champions of Change’s Flexible Work Policy and have seen many employees enjoying a greater work life balance, regardless of gender,” said Kathlyn.
With more than 25 years’ experience working at some of the world’s most prestigious architecture practices across Australia, Europe and the United States, Kathlyn brings a strong business acumen and appreciation of quality design to Crone. She has taught Master of Architecture students at the University of New South Wales and is an honours architecture graduate from the University of Sydney.
Kathlyn will also continue her role as Chief Operating Officer of Crone Architects where she manages the daily operation of the business including mentoring and developing talent and championing Crone’s growth.
Outgoing AIA President Andrew Nimmo says “Kathlyn has made a tremendous contribution to the Institute as a councillor, convening the large practices forum and serving on the awards and honours committee. I look forward to Kathlyn’s seasoned leadership, her insight and the energy and determination she will bring to realising her vision for our members and the profession. I also want to thank Crone Architects for supporting Kathlyn in this voluntary role.”