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Sean Tompkins

CEO, RICS 

As Global CEO of RICS, Sean is responsible for direction and performance of the organisation, with over 30 offices around the world. Sean supports the Governing Body of the profession in evolving strategic priorities and goals, and is accountable to the Management Board for delivering expected performance set out in their three-year Business Plan.

Sean leads the progress of our vision which aims to ensure our professional credentials and standards continue to create trust & confidence in markets and ensure RICS is known for effecting positive change in built & natural environments. He places high priority on encouraging greater industry diversity and inclusiveness.

Prior to joining RICS, Sean was Director of financial services company, Prudential, responsible for retail and corporate marketing and distribution.

Sean holds non-executive directorships with Institute of Internal Auditors and Broadland St Benedicts. He's been awarded honorary doctorates by Heriot-Watt and Amity University, accompanied UK Prime Ministers on trade missions, and addressed political leaders at the United Nations on furthering Sustainable Development Goals.

The World Built Environment Forum facilitates industry leading discussions harnessing the enormous potential of the 21st century's people and places.