New head of regulations for RICS

Gillian Charlesworth has taken over from Steven Gould as the RICS Director of Regulatory and Corporate Affairs.

Charlesworth, who has ten years’ with the Institute under her belt, takes over the lead role this week, with Gould due to retire in the new year. Her remit is to “combine responsibility for both RICS Regulation and Corporate Affairs as she leads this key area during the next stage of RICS’ transition to a truly global organisation.”

Gillian Charlesworth, RICS Director of Regulatory and Corporate Affairs: “RICS regulation provides assurance to markets and the public that we are enforcing the highest standards in property, land and construction, and it is a great privilege to be leading the institution’s Regulation team as we enter a new global era for the profession. As we grow recognition of the profession across the key economies and markets of the world, standards, supported by regulation. are the heart of everything we do.

“I very much look forward to building on the success of RICS regulation, which is the envy of other professions. Our aim is to ensure that RICS members – wherever in the world they might be – continue to be viewed by their clients as offering the highest standards across the property profession. Status and recognition are the greatest member benefits we can offer and RICS Regulation underpins those benefits.”

Eve Salomon, Chair of the RICS Regulatory Board: “By working to high standards of technical, ethical and professional competence, RICS members make a vital contribution to the efficient running of the UK’s property market and, increasingly markets across the world. We seek to promote the benefits of regulation and, by doing so, create demand for RICS standards and credentials. I am delighted that Gillian has joined the department and look forward to working with her as she leads RICS Regulation to make sure it provides and promotes high quality professional regulation and the best protection for clients and consumers who use the services of RICS members.”