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New National President for the DIA

A new National President for the DIA has been appointed in Canberra

New National President for the DIA


November 20th, 2012

James Harper FDIA (BrookingHarper) has been elected as Design Institute of Australia (DIA) National President at the 2012 National Annual General Meeting in Canberra. The appointment will see Melbourne-based, architecturally trained Mr Harper perform this duty for two years.

James Harper FDIA

The reshuffle also sees Kirsten Stanisich FDIA (SJB Interiors) take up the role of DIA National Vice President whilst Julie Hobbs MDIA (Julie Hobbs Design) will assume responsibilities as the new National Treasurer.

Kirsten Stanisich FDIA

“I’m pleased and honoured to be taking over the reins as National President of the Design Institute of Australia,” said Mr Harper this week, “I fundamentally believe in the need to provide a voice for the rapidly growing Australian design industry, and that the DIA can deliver this professionally, impartially and inclusively.”

Julie Hobbs MDIA

As Australia’s only professional, multidisciplinary design organisation – the DIA serves to foster the local design community and improve the status of designers, having been formed in 1947.

Through its international affiliations, the DIA facilitates networking and dialogue for its members with designers in over 40 countries.

Hero Image: James Harper, New National President (L) with Oliver Kratzer LFDIA, Immediate Past National President (R)


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