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RICS Board of South Asia

Join the Board of RICS in South Asia

We would like to invite all RICS qualified members (FRICS, MRICS and AssocRICS) to apply for a position on the RICS South Asia World Regional Board and make an active contribution to developing RICS in the region.

With the current tenure of all board members coming to an end this December, a total of 10 positions are available at this Board. All qualified members based in South Asia are eligible to apply for the Chair and Board positions. The role of the Board is to help develop and support the RICS strategy in South Asia. It involves a Board meeting up to four times per year, including two face-to-face meetings in a South Asia location and two meetings by conference calls (if required). It also means active participation in different work areas in order to raise awareness and general profile of RICS standards in the region.

Application process

The application process is based on three steps, which are further detailed below.

  • Application: Members interested in the Chair or Board position apply with the help of the application form attached.
  • Selection of the Chair: Candidates will be assessed on the basis of complementarity, background, skills and experience.
  • Selection Board members: In close cooperation with the new Chair, additional Board members will be selected and assessed on the basis of complementarity, background, skills and expertise.
With the current tenure of all board members coming to an end this December, a total of 10 positions are available at this Board. All qualified members based in South Asia are eligible to apply for the Chair and Board positions. The role of the Board is to help develop and support the RICS strategy in South Asia. It involves a Board meeting up to four times per year, including two face-to-face meetings in a South Asia location and two meetings by conference calls (if required). It also means active participation in different work areas in order to raise awareness and general profile of RICS standards in the region.

Application process

The application process is based on three steps, which are further detailed below.
  1. Application: Members interested in the Chair or Board position apply with the help of the application form attached.
  2. Selection of the Chair: Candidates will be assessed on the basis of complementarity, background, skills and experience. 
  3. Selection Board members: In close cooperation with the new Chair, additional Board members will be selected and assessed on the basis of complementarity, background, skills and expertise.  

Role descriptions

  • Background

    The RICS South Asia World Regional Board provides market insight and intelligence to inform the overall strategy of the RICS, to enhance the recognition and profile of RICS throughout South Asia, as well as to enhance local member engagement within the region. The Board is also responsible for identifying areas of independent thought leadership which could be pursued by RICS throughout South Asia.

    Following the end of tenure of the previous Board constituted in 2010, RICS South Asia is launching the application process for the selection of a new Chairperson of the RICS South Asia World Regional Board.

    The person must be an RICS Professional (FRICS, MRICS, AssocRICS) with solid reputation and significant experience in the international built environment sector. The Board would also like to encourage women and people with a diverse background and experience to apply.

    Main responsibilities of the Board

    The Board is responsible amongst other things for:

    • Maintaining a close advisory partnership with the Executive and providing advice and support regarding development and delivery of the business plan – 'critical friends'
    • Providing insight and intelligence regarding potential market opportunities and risks
    • Playing an active role in communicating with RICS professionals and other stakeholders
    • Ensuring collaboration with Professional Groups and clear and transparent communications with National or Regional Advisory Boards
    • Acting as regional ambassadors for RICS
    • Understanding the external market and political environment
    • Providing guidance regarding thought leadership
    • Raising the profile of RICS regionally
    • Identifying potential partners and facilitating personal networks to advance RICS activities and recognition

    Role

    The Board is made up of:

    • A Chair of the Board
    • RICS professionals (FRICS, MRICS, AssocRICS)
    • RICS Executives

    The members of the Board will support the Chair in discharging the responsibilities of the Board.

    Chair's Task and Responsibilities

    The Chair of the Board has the following specific tasks and responsibilities:

    • Planning of the Board meeting cycle
    • Agenda setting for the Board meetings
    • Leading Board meetings in an efficient and effective manner
    • Representing RICS in South Asia at official events
    • Responsible in supporting the RICS South Asia strategy in close cooperation with the Regional Managing Director

    Time Commitment

    As Chair, a commitment of up to six days per annum (excluding travel) is expected from the holder in order to perform their duties.

    Attendance

    The role of the Chair is to lead the Board in fulfilling its responsibilities. The Board meets 4 times per year, twice face-to-face and twice by conference call (if required).

    Term of Appointment

    The initial term of appointment of the Board Chair will be for three years. The term of appointment may be extended for another three year term in accordance with the Global Appointments Model and subject to satisfactory performance.

    Fees

    Non-executive members of the South Asia World Regional Board are not remunerated at present.

    Expenses

    All non-executives Members are reimbursed for expenses incurred in the performance of their duties in accordance with the RICS Expenses Policy. Claims are reimbursed on the basis of actual costs incurred and original receipts or tickets must be retained and made available with the claim. Reimbursement will usually be on the basis of the most economic means of travel available.

    Confidentiality

    Members owe a duty of confidentiality to RICS. Commercial, financial and other trade sensitive or competitive information about RICS and its affairs that Members have access to during the period of their appointment, is confidential information. Such information should be securely retained and must neither be discussed in public nor made available to others who are not authorised to see or to receive it. Additionally, the information should not be used for any other reason other than for in the interests of RICS. The Chair in consultation with the Executive Board Member are together responsible for deciding whether the information can be shared more widely than those persons authorised to receive it and for what purposes. This applies to during and following the Members' terms of service.

    Person Specification

    Candidates need not meet all of the person specification criteria to apply. However, there is an expectation that all RICS member and independent candidates will be able to demonstrate experience with the required market, at least one of the sector areas and previous board level experience.

    Knowledge and Experience

    Market Experience:

    • Pan regional responsibility/experience

    Sector Experience:

    • Commercial / Residential Real Estate
    • Facilities Management / Property Management
    • Valuation / Business Valuation
    • Infrastructure / Construction
    • Technology
    • Planning & Development
    • Investor / Investment Management

    Management Experience:

    • Management responsibility/experience within medium/large scale business covering multiple geographies
    • Regional strategic planning/business development
    • Market insight throughout South Asia
    • Setting up business operations in South Asia
    • Developing / promoting international brand
    • Understanding commercial / legal matters within an international organization
    • Experience as a non-executive or equivalent board level role

    Skills

    • Ability to test ideas constructively without getting drawn into operational matters
    • Excellent communication skills with a variety of different stakeholders
    • Understanding of the issues and opportunities facing the South Asia World Region and able to set the South Asia WRB strategic context within this
    • Understanding of the market and active support for the planned growth of membership and RICS profile across the South Asia region
    • Understanding the relevance of the profession (70% of world's wealth in built environment, 50% of real estate transactions are international)
    • Ability to champion the importance of professionalism (standards, qualifications, regulation)
    • Understanding of the RICS mandate of acting in the public interest in all property and built environment matters
    • Ability to add value to the strategic direction of RICS in South Asia by providing relevant market insight across the various sectors
    • Ability to analyse and interpret evidence and information quickly to make informed and robust decisions
    • Experience, understanding and commitment to equality, diversity and inclusivity
    • Understanding of the need to balance the interests of RICS members and other stakeholders (public, government, media, employees, customers and suppliers)
    • Understanding the external market and political environment

    Personal qualities

    • Willingness to support and champion collective decision making
    • Works supportively and builds team cohesiveness with fellow board members and wider staff executive in an inclusive way
    • Independently minded, with sufficient intellectual ability and breadth of business experience
  • Background

    The RICS South Asia World Regional Board provides market insight and intelligence to inform the overall strategy of the RICS, to enhance the recognition and profile of RICS throughout South Asia, as well as to enhance local member engagement within the region. The Board is also responsible for identifying areas of independent thought leadership which could be pursued by RICS throughout South Asia.

    Main responsibilities of the Board

    The Board is responsible amongst other things for:

    • Maintaining a close advisory partnership with the Executive and providing advice and support regarding development and delivery of the business plan – 'critical friends'
    • Providing insight and intelligence regarding potential market opportunities and risks
    • Playing an active role in communicating with RICS professionals and other stakeholders
    • Ensuring collaboration with Professional Groups and clear and transparent communications with National or Regional Advisory Boards
    • Acting as regional ambassadors for RICS
    • Understanding the external market and political environment
    • Providing guidance regarding thought leadership
    • Raising the profile of RICS regionally
    • Identifying potential partners and facilitating personal networks to advance RICS activities and recognition

    Role

    The Board is made up of:

    • A Chair of the Board
    • RICS professionals (FRICS, MRICS, AssocRICS)
    • RICS Executives

    The members of the Board will support the Chair in discharging the responsibilities of the Board.

    Time Commitment

    A commitment of up to six days per annum (excluding travel) is expected from the holder in order to perform their duties.

    Attendance

    The Board meets 4 times per year, twice face-to-face and twice by conference call (if required).

    Term of Appointment

    The term of appointment of the Board members will be three years.

    Fees

    Non-executive members of the South Asia World Regional Board are not remunerated at present.

    Expenses

    All non-executives Members are reimbursed for expenses incurred in the performance of their duties in accordance with the RICS Expenses Policy. Claims are reimbursed on the basis of actual costs incurred and original receipts or tickets must be retained and made available with the claim. Reimbursement will usually be on the basis of the most economic means of travel available.

    Confidentiality

    Members owe a duty of confidentiality to RICS. Commercial, financial and other trade sensitive or competitive information about RICS and its affairs that Members have access to during the period of their appointment, is confidential information. Such information should be securely retained and must neither be discussed in public nor made available to others who are not authorised to see or to receive it. Additionally, the information should not be used for any other reason other than for in the interests of RICS. The Chair in consultation with the Executive Board Member are together responsible for deciding whether the information can be shared more widely than those persons authorised to receive it and for what purposes. This applies to during and following the Members' terms of service.

    Person Specification

    Candidates need not meet all of the person specification criteria to apply. However, there is an expectation that all RICS member and independent candidates will be able to demonstrate experience with the required market, at least one of the sector areas and previous board level experience.

    Knowledge and Experience

    Market Experience:

    • South Asia pan regional responsibility/experience

    Sector Experience:

    • Commercial / Residential Real Estate
    • Facilities Management / Property Management
    • Valuation / Business Valuation
    • Infrastructure / Construction
    • Technology
    • Planning & Development
    • Investor / Investment Management

    Management Experience:

    • Management responsibility/experience within medium/large scale business covering multiple geographies
    • Regional strategic planning/business development
    • Market insight throughout South Asia
    • Setting up business operations in South Asia
    • Developing / promoting international brand
    • Understanding commercial / legal matters within an international organization
    • Experience as a non-executive or equivalent board level role

    Skills

    • Ability to test ideas constructively without getting drawn into operational matters
    • Excellent communication skills with a variety of different stakeholders
    • Understanding of the issues and opportunities facing the South Asia World Region and able to set the South Asia WRB strategic context within this
    • Understanding of the market and active support for the planned growth of membership and RICS profile across the South Asia region
    • Understanding the relevance of the profession (70% of world's wealth in built environment, 50% of real estate transactions are international)
    • Ability to champion the importance of professionalism (standards, qualifications, regulation)
    • Understanding of the RICS mandate of acting in the public interest in all property and built environment matters
    • Ability to add value to the strategic direction of RICS in South Asia by providing relevant market insight across the various sectors
    • Ability to analyse and interpret evidence and information quickly to make informed and robust decisions
    • Experience, understanding and commitment to equality, diversity and inclusivity
    • Understanding of the need to balance the interests of RICS members and other stakeholders (public, government, media, employees, customers and suppliers)
    • Understanding the external market and political environment

    Personal qualities

    • Willingness to support and champion collective decision making
    • Works supportively and builds team cohesiveness with fellow board members and wider staff executive in an inclusive way
    • Independently minded, with sufficient intellectual ability and breadth of business experience

We aim to finalise the repopulation process soon and have the next Board meeting by February 2019.

Read the full description of the positions and apply by 25 January 2019.

Any queries?