Davina Goodchild has been CEO of LionHeart, the charity that supports RICS professionals and their families, since 2011. During that time she has forged closer working relationships with the RICS, made the process of accessing support through the charity more streamlined, introduced the free professional counselling service and brought in CPD-approved workshops for RICS members.
LionHeart recently agreed an ambitious five-year strategy which it hopes will increase the numbers of people it supports through difficult circumstances, as well as an increased training and development offer. The aim is also to focus on issues that are important to the RICS membership, such as a recent drive to support wellbeing and better mental health. In the near future the charity plans to extend the support it offers people living with cancer sufferers, for example.
Davina’s professional background has always been in the charity sector, having worked for a variety of charities for over 20 years. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and has a Masters Degree in Leadership and Change.