To deliver the GAI mission of ‘advancing architectural ironmongery’, our team comprises staff and volunteers drawn from a wide range of backgrounds, experiences and specialism.

On a day-to-day basis the Guild is managed and run by a management team led by Chief Executive Simon Forrester. 

The Guild is governed by an Executive Committee which sets the vision for the organisation and provides strategic guidance to the management team.

The Guild’s activities are based around the three pillars of education, technical standards, and community, and our committee structure reflects this. There are three standing committees, and occasional short-life working groups to address specific issues. The committees are member benefit-focused, defining how the organisation develops in response to members’ needs.

Executive Committee

Kaz Spiewakowski
GAI President

Steve Bewick
GAI Vice-President

Philip Goldberg
GAI Treasurer

The Executive Committee is the governing body of the GAI and is formed and operates according to the Memorandum, Articles of Association and Code of Professional Conduct. The Executive Committee sets the vision for the organisation and provides strategic advice to the management team.

The Executive Committee is comprised of member volunteers (except the salaried Chief Executive of the GAI) and appoints a President, Vice President and Treasurer for two-year terms.  The composition of the Executive Committee is ratified by the membership each year at the AGM. Each year at least two seats on the committee become available for member nomination. In situations where there are more nominations than seats available, an online election will take place.  GAI full company members (with no monies owing) can vote for their preferred candidates and each valid member will be given one vote. 

If you are interested in being nominated for a place on the Executive Committee, please contact Simon Forrester by emailing [email protected]

Full NamePosition
Kaz SpiewakowskiPresident20
Steve BewickVice President25
Philip GoldbergTreasurer45
Graham Shirville, FInstAIHonorary Member70
Andy Matthews, FGAI, RegAIMember80
Eryl Jones, MGAIMember80
Joanne Milne-Rowe, MGAIMember80
Juliette Lambert, DipGAI, FDISMember80
Mario Del-Signore, FGAIMember80
Michael SpoorsMember80
Paul DugganMember80
Paul Martin, DipGAIMember80
Peter Hutchins, RegAI, MGAIMember80
Samantha Thatcher, RegAIMember80
Simon Forrester, MBA, FRSAMember80
Wayne Harris, FGAIMember80

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