GoReport Chief Executive Officer, Anthony Walker has been appointed as a Board member of the UK and Ireland World Regional Board of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
The Board is RICS’ highest leadership group, overseeing the profession in the UK and Ireland and has delegated authority from the profession’s Governing Council to develop and oversee the performance of the global business plan. The World Regional Boards, of which the UK and Ireland Board is one, are accountable to the Management Board for the delivery of their strategy and business plan.
Anthony said, “I am elated to be joining the RICS UK and Ireland Board and I look forward to working with other board members to drive forward the important work of the RICS. It is an exciting time to join the board, with a number of challenges such as the environment, the future of the profession and adoption of technology to name a few. The RICS has a vital role in supporting surveyors to make sure they have the right skills and experience to maximise the value they provide.”
A fellow of the RICS and Society of Chartered Surveyors of Ireland (SCSI), Anthony has worked within the Built Environment sector for over 30 years. He has worked for both large organisations and SMEs, holding senior positions in the public and private sectors, as a commissioned officer in the armed forces, and as a senior civil servant in the Department for Education where he led the Property Data Survey Programme, the largest single national Building Surveying exercise ever carried out in Europe across circa 23,000 schools and52.7 million m2 GIFA.
Anthony has been active within the RICS for many years, as past chair of the RICS Building Surveying UK Professional Group Board on which he led on PropTech, currently a member of the Built Environment Journal (Building Surveying) Editorial Advisory Group, he has contributed to various guidance notes, regularly speaks at events and publishes articles on the use of PropTech and represented the RICS at the Association of European Experts in Building and Construction (AEEBC) meetings.