The Presidential Team is elected by Governing Council. The team provides strategic leadership and oversight to the highest priority issues facing the organisation. It plays a significant role in supporting the profession to meet the vision set out by Governing Council to be “recognised in key worldwide markets as the leading body that sets and enforces professional standards and offers access to the most sought after professional status”.
John Hughes FRICS took office as RICS President on 7 November 2017.
John is based in Toronto, Canada, and is a founding partner of Hemson Consulting Ltd. For clients mainly in the public sector, the firm provides a wide range of advice regarding urban and regional growth management issues including demographics, land use planning and development, and municipal finance.
John was Chair of RICS in the Americas from 2013-16, and chaired RICS Governing Council’s Strategy Group from 2015-16.
In his role as President, John’s major themes are cities, including planning and management; infrastructure, including sustainable investment; and technology, particularly its relationship to cities. John is also proud to hold the position of President during RICS’ 150th anniversary year.
Chris Brooke FRICS took office as RICS President Elect on 7 November 2017.
Chris is the Co-Founder of Brooke Husband Limited, a consulting firm based in Hong Kong which provides strategic market insight, development consulting and investment advisory services to real estate owners, developers and investors throughout the Asia Pacific region.
Chris is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Link Asset Management Limited, the manager of Link Real Estate Investment Trust.
Chris has 28 years of experience in various fields of the property industry, including 12 years with CBRE during which he held senior management roles in both China and Asia, as well as overseeing consulting activities throughout Asia Pacific.
Chris was previously the Chair of the RICS Asia Pacific World Regional Board, and was RICS Senior Vice President from June 2016 to November 2017.
Tim Neal FRICS took office as RICS Senior Vice President on 7 November 2017.
Tim is the President and CEO of CallisonRTKL, Arcadis’ global architecture and design practice.
Previously the Global Director of Buildings at Arcadis and the head of UK and European Regions at EC Harris, Tim is an internationally recognised leader with more than three decades of experience in the buildings market, large-firm operations and talent management.
Tim is a Board Trustee and Secretary of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, a Fellow of RICS and until November 2017 was a member of their Global Regulatory Board.