Each year, RICS’ Governing Council elects a President, a President-elect and a Senior Vice President. The term for these positions is one year, with the holders taking office in June/July.

MArtin Brühls name inscribedon list of past presidents

John Clutton, one of the most eminent surveyors of his generation, became the first president of RICS in 1868. His opening address identified the challenges of the time for the growing surveying profession including the great diversity of the surveyor’s work and how indispensable surveyors had become to society. To date, there have been 134 different post-holders.

2015 Martin J Brühl BSc (Hons) FRICS

2014 Jane Louise Brooke-Smith Dip TP FRICS MRTPI

2013 Michael Clive Newey BSc FRICS FCIH MAHI

2012 Alan Pascoe Collett BSc FRICS

2011 Ong See Lian KMN PPISM FISM ICECA

2010 Robert Peto MA FRICS

2009  Max Crofts BSc

2008  Peter Eliot Goodacre RD MSc FCIOB

2007  David William Tuffin FBEng FICPD MCIArb

2006  Graham Frank Chase FCIArb

2005  Stephen Glynn Williams

2004  Barry Gordon Gilbertson

2003  Nicholas Brooke BSc JP

2002  Peter William Fall

2001  Peter Ralph Faulkner FAAV

2000  Jonathan David Harris CBE DLitt(Hon)

1999  Simon Henry Kolesar

1998  Richard Neville Lay CBE

1997  Peter McKendrick

1996  Jeremy David Bagot Bayliss MA

1995  Simon Francis Pott

1994  Roy Swanston DSc(Hon) FCMI

1993  Clive Hewitt Lewis

1992  Christopher William Jonas CBE

1991  Edward Watts

1990  Sir Daniel Norton Idris Pearce CBE TD DL

1989  David Ronald Male CBE

1988  David Harry Robert Yorke CBE

1987  Michael Garth Clark TD JP BSc

1986  Donald Alexander Gordon Troup OBE FAAV

1985  Paul David Orchard-Lisle CBE TD ADC

1984  Geoffrey Malcolm Townsend

1983  Clifford Thomas Dann MBE BSc DSc(Hon)

1982  Richard William Peter Luff

1981  Philip Richard Vernon Watkins

1980  Sir John Nigel Courtenay James KVCO CBE

1979  Ronald Marshall Wilson CBE BSc

1978  Peter Witheridge Grafton CBE

1977  Frank Cecil Knowles

1976  Charles Philip Franklin MBE

1975  David MacFarlane Doig CBE

1974  Bernard John Collins CBE

1973  Edward Norman Harris CBE AFC

1972  Martin Somervell Argles CVO

1971  John Brendon George CBE TD

1970  Edmund James Battersby

1969  John Clark OBE TD

1968  Sir Oliver Sidney Chesterton MC

1967  Hugh Brian Eve

1966  Guy Biscoe

1965  Sir Henry Weston Wells CBE

1964  George Dixon Walford

1963  Sir (Charlie) Dennis Pilcher CBE

1962  Geoffrey Henry Heywood CBE

1961  Eric Colwill Strathon

1960  John Douglas Trustram Eve

1959  John Lewis Postlethwaite

1958  Francis George Fleury OBE

1957  William Morton Balch

1956  Sir Walter Edward Avenon Bull KCVO

1955  William Robinson Brackett OBE TD

1954  Charles Percival Bowye TD

1953  George Arnold Coombe MC

1952  John Cassels Pinkerton CBE MC

1951  John Anthony Arnold-Forster OBE

1950  Herbert Prenzel Hobbs CBE

1949  John Arthur Fergus Watson CBE

1948  Stanley Vvyvian Hicks

1947  Richard William Trumper CBE

1946  Alfred George Harfield

1945  Sir Edward Bailey Gillett

1944  Sir James Barr

1943  William Charles Farnsworth CBE

1942  Geoffrey Leslie Vigers

1941  Major-General Sir Herbert Covington Cole CB

1940  Herbert Arthur Steward

1939  Oswald Healing

1938  Sir Charles H Bressey CB CBE

1937  Robert Cobb

1936  John Medows Theobald OBE

1935  Harry Merridew Stanley

1934  Alan Arnold

1933  Percival Fox Tuckett

1932  Charles Gerald Eve

1931  John Evans Bidwell

1930  Ernest Holtham Leeder

1929  Charles Herbert Bedells

1928  Charles Browning Fisher CBE

1927  Edward Samuel Cox

1926  Dendy Watney

1925  John David Wallis

1924  Sir Edwin Savill OBE

1923  Sir James Inglis Davidson

1922  John McClare Clark

1921  Joseph Henry Sabin

1920  John Willmot

1919  Andrew Young

1918  Sir John Hubert Oakley GBE

1917  Arthur Lyon Ryde

1916  Rt Hon George Francis Stewart

1915  John Henry Hanson

1914  Howard Chatfeild Clarke

1913  W Edward Woolley

1912  Hon Edward Gerald Strutt CH

1911  Sir W Edgar Horne Bt MP

1910  Leslie Robert Vigers

1909  Sir Alexander Rose Stenning

1908  Howard Martin

1907  Thomas Taylor Wainwright

1906  George Langridge

1905  Charles Bidwell

1904  Herbert Thomas Steward

1903  Albert Buck

1902  Arthur Vernon

1901  Sir John F L Rolleston MP

1900  John Shaw

1899  Thomas Miller Rickman

1898  Robert Vigers

1897  Christopher Oakley

1895  Daniel Watney

1894  Thomas Chatfeild Clarke

1892  Charles John Shoppee

1890  Robert Collier Driver

1888  Elias Pitts Squarey

1886  William James Beadel MP

1885  Edward l’Anson

1883  Thomas Smith-Woolley

1880  Edward Ryde

1878  William Sturge

1876  Edmund James Smith

1874  Thomas Huskinson

1872  Edward Norton Clifton

1870  Richard Hall

1868  John Clutton

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