The Royal Society of British Architects is to sharpen up its public
affairs activity with the addition of a government relations manager to
its communications department. The position will come under the control
of communications chief Roula Konzotis. A spokeswoman said the move had
come about because the society felt it was being left behind in the new
political climate, especially in the light of devolved government in the
regions. The incumbent will be responsible for relations with the
Government and key agencies at national, regional and European levels.