1 AUG 2019
Rob is responsible for our strategic development, financial and operational performance in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). He was previously leading the Middle East and North Africa region, but sees the EMEA region as one.
Although there are different cultures and staff structures to take into account, certain initiatives will be common across all countries and markets, whereas other challenges or opportunities may be more specific to a certain market or country. We are a global professional body that aims to drive consistency and trust through standards wherever possible; but at the same time, we fully recognise the local needs and nuances.
One of the common goals across EMEA, for example, is to diversify membership and attract younger generations, both of which are crucial if we are to achieve our vision of effecting positive change in the built and natural environments.
My main priority is to ensure everybody understands the full value proposition of RICS across Europe, Middle East and Africa. This proposition affects directly our membership, but also the wider market – governments, regulators, the financial community and all the clients of our members or their employers.
RICS Managing Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa
He added: "We are also proactively engaging with the next generation of built environment professionals. Our ultimate goal is to drive transparency, professionalism, efficiencies, trust and confidence in to the various sectors that impact on the built environment lifecycle."
Rob also plans to set internally the right structure to function more effectively in Europe.