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Your voice and your vote will help shape the future of our profession and lead RICS into the future.

Chartered surveyors have always been leaders

RICS was founded 150 years ago during a time of industrialisation and rapid urbanisation. The principles on which our profession was established have helped to spread our expertise around the world.

However, ongoing success in professional fields is no longer a certainty. Our profession faces new challenges such as economic instability, climate change and technological disruption. We must adapt in a fast-changing world to seize its opportunities. We need to be able to make agile decisions, think globally and continue to earn society’s trust.

That is why your elected Governing Council is proposing a set of governance changes and is asking for your support.

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Our world is changing

RICS must adapt to meet challenges and seize opportunities in our fast-changing world.

Professor Fiona Grant, Chair UK and Ireland World regional board, explains the proposed governance changes and what it means for UK members.

Your elected Governing Council is proposing the following changes to the governance of RICS:

  • Reduce the size of the Council because a small Council will be more agile and responsive in its decision making.
  • Adjust the composition of the Council so that the Council is representative of the global professional membership body we have become and ensure that specific skills and sectors are represented. The Council will also include the newly created position of Chair of Governing Council.
  • Create a new joint Standards and Regulation Board under independent oversight to ensure that our profession remains trusted by society to set and enforce its own standards.
  • Rename the Conduct and Appeals Committee to the RICS Regulatory Tribunal to better reflect its role.

Find out more about the proposed changes

Learn more about what your elected Governing Council’s proposed governance changes mean, and hear why RICS President-Elect Chris Brooke is asking for your support.

See what RICS professionals are saying about the proposed changes:

As currently constituted, the Institution cannot change quickly enough. The changes we are proposing will allow that to happen.

Peter Smith FRICS
Executive Director, National Property Tax, EY

RICS and its professionals have an enviable reputation around the world and it is vital that we maintain that. How do we maintain that? By making these changes.

James Baker MRICS
Associate Building Surveyor, Artelia UK