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RICS Widens Governance and Engagement Review 

RICS Widens Governance and Engagement Review 
02 February 2021
 

RICS is to review its “ongoing purpose and relevance” in 2021 and beyond.

This is a separate review from the independent enquiry into events surrounding the sacking of four non-executive directors in November 2019, allegedly after attempting to reveal details of a suppressed financial report.

The governance and engagement review started in 2019, but has since been widened in scope.

Kathleen Fontana, President of RICS said: “Now would be a good time to review the purpose and relevance of RICS, and this will be a great opportunity for all our members to help us shape the future of RICS.”

 

Restoring Faith Within RICS Membership

 

Fontana responded to the idea that RICS has fallen out of touch with its members by stating that they want to engage better with their membership, and that pandemic has even meant increased engagement from their members:

“From a training or development perspective, 41,000 professionals have registered for our training and development, which is significantly more than we would expect in a normal year; 3,000 participants joined our world built environment forum.”

Fontana also praised the body’s digital engagement and supporting its members through the next short-term period:

“I can provide assurance that RICS is absolutely focused on making sure that our members are supported and enabled through the next period, and that we are closely talking to government, particularly to try to make sure that the property, land and construction professions that we represent are fully supported throughout the coming period, but also that RICS has a strategic eye on the future as well.

“What I really want to focus on is not only that short-cycle thinking that, you know, we just need to get through the next six months or so, but also how do we make sure that empower our membership to deal with the big challenges like PropTech, climate change, diversity and the future of the profession as a whole.”

Picture: a photograph of Kathleen Fontana FRICS. Image Credit: RICS

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 02 February 2021

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