Five professionals have been elected to sit on the RICS Transitionary Governing Council.

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Nominations are also open for the land strategic seat on Governing Council

The nomination and election for strategic seats

Governing Council members are collectively responsible for setting RICS’ strategy and providing assurance on our performance to fulfil the strategy. To achieve this, elected seats on Council are allocated on a combination of knowledge of specific world regional markets, and insight into strategic issues of global importance for the profession. The market-based seats have been filled by elected members.

Five members of the profession were elected on 21 December to sit on RICS’ Transitionary Governing Council after a vote held amongst the RICS global Membership:

Seat: Academia/Education

Winner: Paul Collins

Seat: Capital Markets and Valuation

Winner: Isobel O’Regan

Seat: Research and Development

Winner: Will Waller

Seat: Residential

Winner: Kevin Brogan

Seat: Urbanisation/Planning

Winner: Benjamin Towell

Nominations are now open for the land strategy seat, elections to this seat are set to take place early in 2018. Nominations close on 18 January 2018. Access the nominations site here.

All Fellows, Professional Members and Associates are eligible to vote.

Voting in numbers

Number of eligible voters: 110,058
Total number of votes cast: 7,302
Turnout: 6.6%
Total number of votes found to be invalid: 0
Total number of valid votes to be counted: 7,302

The election was managed on behalf of RICS by Electoral Reform Services.

Electoral Reform Services confirm that, as far as reasonably practicable, every person whose name appeared on the electoral roll supplied by RICS for the purpose of the election:

a) was sent the details of the election and
b) if they chose to participate in the election, had their vote fairly and accurately recorded

All voting material will be stored for twelve months.

The full voting figures, as supplied by Electoral Reform Services, can be downloaded from this page. “Number of votes found to be blank” in the votes cast for each seat should be regarded as voters that cast their votes for other seats but chose not to vote in that particular seat.

Composition of the new Transitionary Governing Council from 8 November 2017

  • 34 seats in total - 23 of which will be elected
  • 17 UK seats
  • 9 nominated seats covering different markets
  • 6 strategic seats
  • 2 seats for the President and President-Elect

What does Governing Council do?

Governing Council sets the vision and strategy for a strong and successful profession. In doing so, it recognises that the profession is central to building and shaping the world around us for future generations and it has recently set out our ambitious strategy which is “through our credential and our professional standards we will create confidence in markets and be known for affecting positive change in the built and natural environments."

Find out more about Governing Council

As part of preparing for this future, Governing Council has reviewed its own role and structure to ensure that the profession has the appropriate leadership and governance it needs to meet this challenge.


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