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Nigel Clarke Appointed Permanent Chair of RICS' Standards and Regulation Board

Nigel Clarke Appointed Permanent Chair of RICS' Standards and Regulation Board

In a recent announcement from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Nigel Clarke has been appointed as the permanent Chair of the institution's Standards and Regulation Board (SRB).

Clarke, who has been serving as the independent interim Chair for the past four months, brings over 40 years of experience in professional regulation, business, and government to the role.

During his tenure as interim Chair, Clarke demonstrated a deep understanding of the surveying profession and played a crucial role in ensuring continuity of RICS' independent regulatory functions in accordance with the Bichard review recommendations.

His appointment follows a rigorous recruitment process overseen by an external search agency, which attracted a diverse pool of highly experienced candidates. Clarke expressed his honour in continuing his work at RICS, emphasising the importance of delivering effective regulation that aligns with the institution's long history and heritage.

Looking ahead to 2024 and beyond, Clarke highlighted the importance of recruiting a diverse and expert board to oversee significant projects, including the Entry and Assessment Review and a revised CPD framework. He emphasised his commitment to building a board capable of delivering effective regulation fit for a world-class institution.

The SRB, reporting directly to RICS Governing Council, holds exclusive responsibility for independently exercising RICS' regulatory functions in the public interest. This includes oversight of professional standards, entry and admission to the profession, education and qualification standards, regulatory operations, dispute resolution services, and the Regulatory Tribunal.

Ann Gray FRICS, RICS President, congratulated Clarke on his appointment, noting his exceptional experience, integrity, collaborative approach, and strategic vision as key attributes for leading the SRB into the next phase of RICS' standards and regulation model.

Clarke's appointment is seen as a significant step forward in strengthening trust and serving the public interest within the surveying profession.


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