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RICS Appoints Justin Young as New CEO

RICS Appoints Justin Young as New CEO
23 June 2023

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has announced that Justin Young will join as CEO on 5 July 2023.

The membership body continues to make changes to its structure after Lord Bichard’s 2022 report recommended: “nothing less than a transformation of the Institution carried out at pace.”


Who is Justin Young?


Justin Young is a former captain in the British Army and most recently was the Chief Operating Officer at Knight Frank. He’s also worked for HP, Clifford Chance and Holman Fenwick Willan, with experience working and living in South-East Asia and Europe.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has said that Justin has a keen interest in the promotion of diversity in real estate, and he has driven Business Balance initiatives across gender, race and faith, LGBTQ+; health and wellbeing, and has been involved with the cross sector “Changing the Face of Property” initiative.

Justin commented on his new appointment: “I am really pleased to have been appointed into the role of RICS CEO. The opportunity to lead an organisation whose work is pivotal to the public interest, to a huge body of professionals, millions of clients and a host of decision makers globally is truly unique.

“I feel highly energised by this opportunity to drive further strategic, cultural, and operational, change to RICS - providing the right environment in which members reap the benefits of thought leadership and influence, professional development, and unparalleled networks.

“Operational excellence and people focus have been central to the leadership roles I have had throughout my career, as have projects to improve not only the service being delivered to clients, but also the experience for staff working in those organisations.

“Success comes from creating the environment that enables all parts of an organisation to work together towards a common goal and I am really looking forward to playing my part in making sure RICS gives a world-class service, continues to drive trust and confidence through regulation and brings positive change to the built and natural environment”.

Picture: a photograph of Justin Young. Image Credit: RICS

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 23 June 2023


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